MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1934

Admitted on: 2019/07/17

Collection Site: Chemainus

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.27 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 55 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/16

Weight at Admission: 9.07 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/09/10

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 20.44 kg

Patient Updates

Dugong was released after 55 days in our care.

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

Dugong will be leaving us soon. He's ready, or at least he looks the part and has reached his release weight. The rest is up to him. Good luck, Dugong!

Dugong has moved on to the centre's largest pre-release pool. Once he has reached his release weight, he'll be off to new adventures in the Pacific Ocean...

Our practicum students reported that Dugong was a real sweetie to tube-feed. They miss him since he moved to a bigger pool because he aced fish school, and now is working hard to gain the weight needed to be released. (JM)

Dugong seems to be doing really well in his new pool!

Looks like Dugong is a fish school natural! He's already eating fish on his own.

After an incident ending with his milk matrix splashed on the wall of his tub rather than in his stomach, he suckled the milk from the wall... resourceful!

Dugong is a feisty one! He isn't waving at us in this picture... that's a defensive position and translates to "leave me alone". Well, he did allow people to approach him for his lunch...

Not much to say about Dugong since he's a new arrival, but look at that adorable face!

Guestbook for Dugong

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