MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2008

Admitted on: 2020/06/26

Collection Site: Fraser River, Burnaby

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.75 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 20 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 remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Dexter and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting him today with a small donation to the rescue centre.

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Patient Progress

Milk Matrix Dexter is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk he would receive from his mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. He will eventually be weaned onto fish.

Patient Updates

Dexter's first exam found nothing out of the ordinary. He was born prematurely, and that comes with a few issues that staff are keeping a close eye on.

Guestbook for Dexter

  1. We were there to see the rescue and we are so glad to hear that Dexter is doing well! we will check in every day to make sure he is doing good.

  2. So happy to see Dexter in good care! My parents found Dexter stranded and was able to call MMR for help! Strive on, Dexter!

  3. We were with Hannah and family at the scene. Glad he has a happy ending!
    Apparently he was premature, and you could see the umbilical cord hanging off his belly. He was so cute! Wishing him lots of love as he grows up.

  4. Our family was there when Dexter was rescued. Wishing him a life full of joy, and glad he will have a happy ending. We will always have him in our hearts.

  5. I love Dexter! This other couple found him and called us over to see
    him and then they called the MMR. Then we waited for an hour but it was
    worth it!

    -XOXO Katrina

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