MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Steven Sealberg

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1927

Admitted on: 2019/07/14

Collection Site: Harrison Lake

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 5.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 38 days (1 month, 1 week)

Current Habitat: Coho Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Coho Pool with Steven Sealberg:Ringo Starfish, Shell-en DeGeneres

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Steven Sealberg has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Steven is getting used to being with other pups... with a little bit of luck, he'll be in a large pre-release pool very shortly.

Steven is off his meds. He's already gained quite a bit of weight and continues to make good progress.

Steven has made some progress. He definitely looks much better now!

Symbolic Adoption

We rescue, rehabilitate and release 100-150 animals like Steven Sealberg every year. You can support our important mission by symbolically adopting Steven Sealberg today with a small donation to the rescue centre.

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Guestbook for Steven Sealberg

  1. Oh so very tiny. I pray he will get better soon. So skinny. Thanks to the rescuer for taking the time to get him to you.

  2. A Big thank you to the Vancouver Aquarium Rescue center for the quick response and saving our little friend. I’m so pleased he looks so well❣️❣️❣️

  3. We are so pleased that you are doing better. You had such a tough day. A 50 km boat ride and then a 100 km truck ride to meet the rescue team. You are one tough little guy. Also, the sweetest little man that we have had the pleasure of helping. Being able to spend several hours with you, you managed to steal our hearts. We are glad you are no longer alone. We will keep checking on your progress. Kudos to the rescue centre and their team.

  4. I’m so glad you’re doing well Steven! Is there a recent picture of him now that he’s in a big pool?

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