MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Ringo Starfish

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1957

Admitted on: 2019/07/26

Collection Site: Quarry Bay, Nelson Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated; Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 181 days (5 months, 4 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli


Release Date: 2020/01/23

Release Site: Madrona Point, Nanoose Bay

Release Weight: 37.4 kg

Satellite Tracking: View Tracking Map

Patient Updates

Ringo Starfish was released after 181 days in our care.

Ringo Starfish was released with a satellite tag. You can open the tracking map to track their movements.

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

Ringo has made it into a pre-release pool!

Ringo is slowly gaining weight. He is receiving medication to help his eye heal, but is otherwise bright & alert and progressing normally.

Guestbook for Ringo Starfish

  1. Hope our Quarry Bay friend is recovering. Saw some Orca in Quarry Bay today. Good thing Ringo is safe in your care.

  2. Good luck Ringo Starfish….who is dear to my heart as he was found near Quarry Bay on Nelson Island. This is where my wife’s great uncle,Harry Roberts,lived in his cabin “Sunray” which still stands. Like a seal Harry Roberts spent most of his life near water. he built boats and lead a seafaring life I just thought I’d mention this as it is part of B.C. coast history.

  3. The grandsons and I have been following the progress of Ringo since we saw him lifted into the helicopter. What a happy story to hear and see how well he has improved!

If you would like to share a story about Ringo Starfish or leave any comments or well wishes, this is the place to do it.

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