MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Sean Cannery

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1931

Admitted on: 2019/07/16

Collection Site: Holland Park

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 36 days (1 month, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Rockfish Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Rockfish Pool with Sean Cannery:Okapi, Tina Turtle, Reef Witherspoon, Sharkira, Scuba Gooding Jr.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Sean Cannery 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

Sean is doing well! He's made it all the way to a pre-release pool where he's working on his hunting and food competition skills. He's also gained a lot of weight as you can see...

Sean was malnourished when he was admitted. He is being fed a milk formula (5 times a day), and he has already gained a little weight. He is also being treated with antibiotics, and staff are keeping a close eye on him.

Guestbook for Sean Cannery

  1. We found Sean Cannery in Victoria just over a week ago, glad to see you’re taking such good care of him. Thank you for the work you do, I had no idea so many baby seals got separated from their mother. Wishing him well.

  2. So happy to hear Sean is doing so well! Where would he be released?
    Would love to see an updated photo of him!

  3. Thank you so much for posting the new photos, he is such a cutie! I’m so glad to be able to track his progress, it is exciting to see him growing and gaining weight!
    I’m so grateful that you are taking such good care of him, thank you.

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