MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1914

Admitted on: 2019/06/27

Collection Site: Hornby Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.75 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 50 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/06/25

Weight at Admission: 10.45 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/08/16

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 17.68 kg

Patient Updates

Manatee was released after 50 days in our care.

"Manatee was quick to head into the waves. He was seen for at least another half an hour, exploring his new home, and meeting up with some of his »old friends« who had been released with him."

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

Manatee appears to be enjoying pool life with his friends. He is now a resident in one of the largest pre-release pools.

Manatee has a friend! Seal-ine has joined him in his pool.

Manatee has already been "upgraded" to a larger pool & seems to be enjoying himself... a lot!

Manatee is very alert, curious - and doing well during his tube feeds.

Guestbook for Manatee

  1. This was our first time coming across a helpless seal pup. Our family was so impressed at the prompt networking response that led to Manatee’s safe rescue. We are hoping for an update on his condition soon! Sending healing hugs to Manatee!!

  2. So glad to see Manatee is recovering. We’d like to thank all the volunteers that participated in his recover. We’ll check back regularly for updates

If you would like to share a story about Manatee or leave any comments or well wishes, this is the place to do it.

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