MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Mark Whaleberg

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1924

Admitted on: 2019/07/11

Collection Site: Oak Bay

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.6 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 73 days (2 months, 1 week, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/09/22

Release Site: Iona Beach, Richmond

Release Weight: 19.84 kg

Patient Updates

Mark Whaleberg was released after 73 days in our care.

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

Looks like Mark has found himself a favourite haul-out spot. He's now in one of the largest pre-release pools.

Mark is doing well. His wounds have mostly healed, and he is already being weaned.

Mark's still a bit quiet. He is being treated with antibiotics, and he appears to be improving.

Mark has been in critical condition since his arrival. He's still a bit quiet, but appears to be improving now.

Guestbook for Mark Whaleberg

  1. It was heartbreaking to find Mark in the earlier morning hours, laying way up on the rocks during low tide. He grabbed my heart very quickly and I spent 6 hours with him before the floatplane could take him. He was so very skinny. Thank you so much to Lindsay for walking me through the approval of rescuing him and bringing him home until he could get on Air Harbour and flown to you all. We are so Blessed to have the Rescue Center take care of so many of these little guys every year. Good luck Mark, I pray for you little sweetie, think of you every single day and hope our paths will cross again one day in the ocean when you are a big boy! Love you always, your Oak Bay family.

  2. We are all excited to hear of his improvement here in Oak Bay Victoria. This is such great news. He looks like hes gained weight! Way to go Mark!! You got this little buddy. Terri

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