MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1923

Admitted on: 2019/07/10

Collection Site: Skyline Marina, Richmond

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 62 days (2 months, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Date Weight in kg

2019/07/10 8.60

2019/08/23 15.65

2019/08/24 16.15

2019/08/25 16.24


Release Date: 2019/09/10

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 20.73 kg

Patient Updates

Sharkira was released after 62 days in our care.

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

Sharkira has gained a lot of weight over the last few weeks. She's living in the largest pre-release pool right now and will soon be released!

Sharkira has grown a lot! She's also gained a lot of weight, and that means she'll be ready for release very soon.

Sharkira is quite competitive! Staff tells us that she and poolmate Swim Shady at first always go for the same fish at each feed...

Big step for Sharkira! She's been upgraded to a larger pool with around-the-clock access to water.

Sharkira continues to gain weight. She's very alert and responsive.

Sharkira is making good progress. She's gaining weight (weighing just under 10 kg now).

Sharkira is progressing well. Like all new arrivals, she'll still be in quarantine for a while.

Guestbook for Sharkira

  1. Hopefully this little girl is getting stronger by the day. It would be nice to see an update. Hugs to this little sweetheart.

  2. Thank you so much for the update. So happy that she is starting to gain some weight. Looking forward to the time that she gets to be with other seals instead of by herself.
    Thank you all for taking such good care of her.

  3. So happy to see that this lovely little girl is doing so well. She is looking amazing. Thank you for taking such good care of all these little orphans.

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