MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Prince Herring

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1909

Admitted on: 2019/06/20

Collection Site: Crescent Beach

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Placenta attached

Weight at Admission: 8 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 57 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2019/08/16

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 17.07 kg

Patient Updates

Prince Herring was released after 57 days in our care.

"Prince Herring and Meghan Mackerel were released together. Meghan was the first to head into the waves, while the Prince needed some gentle encouragement, before he also made it into the water ─ very carefully. They were both seen in the area for some time, before they disappeared in the deeper waters of Howe Sound..."

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

He's almost gone! We took one last picture of Prince Herring on the evening before his big day. He has reached his release weight and will be leaving us tomorrow.

Prince Herring seems to be really be enjoying pool life. He's still pretty close to poolmate Meghan Mackerel... the two are inseparable at the haulout.

Prince Herring has been together in one tub with Meghan Mackerel since shortly after they arrived at the rescue centre. They are still paired together in a pre-release pool, but once their 'friends' catch up in fish school, they'll be joined by other pups as they learn how to compete for food. For now, though, these two are inseparable...

Guestbook for Prince Herring

  1. Just adopted this chonk of a son. I love him so much I hope you’re doing well out there sweet prince <3

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