MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Blue Whale

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1996

Admitted on: 2019/08/16

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 8.95 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 71 days (2 months, 1 week, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/08/06

Weight at Admission: 6.81 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/10/26

Release Site: Salt Spring Island

Release Weight: 23.9 kg

Patient Updates

Blue Whale was released after 71 days in our care.

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

Blue Whale is living in a big pool now where she's already gained a lot of weight!

Blue Whale still doesn't like to be handled, but she sure keeps track of what's going on. She looks rather sweet, but that's deceiving...

Blue Whale was described as an "angry pup". She was very bitey and growly when she was being fed her milk matrix. Once the tube was in place, though, she calmed down. Blue Whale is now in fish school, learning to eat fish. She likes to mash the fish before eating them...

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