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: in care

Time in Care: 88 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 6 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 Ringo Starfish:Spirit Bear, Grey Wolf, Taylor Drift, Moose, Roe Paul, Betty Whitefish, Bill Fry the Science Guy, Steven Sealberg, Fin Diesel

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Norm's Heli

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Ringo Starfish has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. 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

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!

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