MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Marlin Gaye

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1990

Admitted on: 2019/08/09

Collection Site: Stanley Park

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 74 days (2 months, 1 week, 6 days)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool, holding 160,000 litres of water. When used for harbour seal pups, those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. They are probably already tagged as well. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Marlin Gaye:Pangolin, Spotted Hyena, Bush Baby, Blue Whale, Lou-seal Ball, David Hassealhoff, Queen Elizafish, Megalodonna

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Marlin Gaye 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

Marlin has the most beautiful coat, and generally seems to have a sweet temperament. However, he is in the early stages of fish school and was much feistier with his fish today. A good sign for a wild animal! Looks like we're raising a good little predator here.

Guestbook for Marlin Gaye

  1. Thanks for the updates! Reading them every day because we love Marlin Gaye. We found him at Stanley Park and called in.

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