MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Shell-en DeGeneres

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1939

Admitted on: 2019/07/20

Collection Site: McNeill Bay

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 6.65 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 96 days (3 months, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/10/24

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 22.7 kg


Shell-en is being rehabilitated at our facility following an incident in wihch a well-meaning member of the public removed her from a beach without calling professionals for help, potentially separating her from her mother.

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Patient Updates

Shell-en DeGeneres was released after 96 days in our care.

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

Shell-en has been upgraded again, this time to a bigger pre-release pool where she's with even more harbour seal pups as she works on her 'hunting' skills...

It seems like Shell-en can't get enough of her new "big girl pool". She's' currently learning how to compete for food with other seal pups.

Shell-en is tiny and weighed only 6.65 when she was admitted, but she's alert and curious and seems to be doing well. She is being fed a milk formula, and she should start gaining weight quickly.

Guestbook for Shell-en DeGeneres

  1. Thank you Vancouver Animal Rescue Center.

    Shell-en is a lucky little girl. Hope she progresses and recovers totally.

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