MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2009

Admitted on: 2020/06/26

Collection Site: Port Mellon, BC

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 50 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 5 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 MWP:Dougie, Sam, Beau, Alice Chanel, Ligo, Loomster, Peachie, Dexter, HF Justin Turbot, Lisa

Transfer History

Received from: BCSPCA

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool MWP has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own 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

Progress! MWP has moved to a training pool. In a few days, he'll be able to graduate to a pre-release pool, once he's a little more comfortable.

MWP seems to have settled in nicely. He was quite active today, alert and curious ─ all good signs!

Guestbook for MWP

  1. We are all so happy Mr. MWP made it safely from a Port Mellon industrial site via the amazing girls from the SPCA and Harbour Air! The response time from MMR and the SPCA from our initial call to the time MWP was secured in a crate was less than 4 hours! Simply amazing! We all so look forward to seeing this adorable little pup’s rehabilitation and eventual release back to the ocean! Thank you, all!

  2. Oh my goodness! The cuteness! He seems so much more comfortable. I can’t wait to see the lil fella grow up! <3

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