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: in care

Time in Care: 9 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain until they are fit enough to be moved to a larger tub.

Patient Updates

This patient is currently marked as "critical" and under close observation. Critical care patients typically require a lot of rest and we will not disturb them to take additional pictures.

Their medical status may also change from hour to hour, and we will not post news until they are considered stable. The information available here is the most recent, and we will publish updates as they become available.

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.

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