MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Fin Diesel

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1918

Admitted on: 2019/07/03

Collection Site: Hardy Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 246 days (8 months, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines


Release Date: 2020/03/05

Release Site: Parksville, Vancouver Island

Release Weight: 28.4 kg

Satellite Tracking: View Tracking Map

Patient Updates

Fin Diesel was released after 246 days in our care.

Fin Diesel was released with a satellite tag. You can open the tracking map to track their movements.

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

Fin has been through a lot since being admitted all the way back in July 2019. He has had surgery to remove one of his eyes a short time ago, but he is recovering nicely and doing really well.

Fin has rejoined the general population of a pre-release pool and is looking chunky & healthy. Yay Fin!

Fin is back in a big pool - this time his own!

Fin has been temporarily removed from the pre-release pool because he was being bullied by other seals. He will return to the population in another group composition soon. In the meantime, he is enjoying his own little private mini pool with access to saltwater.

Fin has recovered from eye surgery and has joined a few 'friends' in a bigger pool.

Fin is recovering from eye surgery. He has is own pool for now to give him a little peace and quiet.

Fin has made the big leap into a big pool, with a bunch of new friends whom he will be competing for food with in this next stage of learning...

Fin's made good progress. He's already gained quite a bit of weight!

There are a few things staff is keeping an eye on, but Fin seems to be doing okay. He's gaining weight (nearly 1 kg since he was admitted), and he's got a lot of tiny teeth erupting right now.

Guestbook for Fin Diesel

  1. We were watching from our bluff a group of Orca’s close to shore diving and circling rapidly,feeding behavior, from out of the center of the orca’s swam this tiny new born seal , it made it to shore but its mother didn’t survive. Good Luck Fin !

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