MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1960

Admitted on: 2019/07/29

Collection Site: Jericho beach, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.15 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 23 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Megalodonna is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Megalodonna will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Megalodonna isn't exactly the most ferocious predator. Actually, she doesn't seem to like her prey at all. This is her examining a fish... that she doesn't want to touch.

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