MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2020

Admitted on: 2020/07/10

Collection Site: Tsawassen Ferry Terminal

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 8.91 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 36 days (1 month, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Stickleback Pool with Chantel:Buddy, Cleopatra , Wilder, Ernie, Wolfe McTam

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Chantel has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her 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

Chantel has already been fully weaned, but she still requires some encouragement in fish school.

Guestbook for Chantel

  1. She’s really adorable and photogenic for age.
    Hopefully she is sleeping quietly in her tub,
    doesn’t wake too often in the night for staff.
    I guess she would acquire taste for fish being
    a harbour seal, she will adapt to that diet. Not
    far off before you she will learn to swim again.
    Chantel is going to be a favorite with many
    staff, that is entrusted while she is in care.

  2. l’m glad she was able to be rescued and taken to a rehabilitation centre. Happy to hear Chantel is progressing so well. She’s so cute.
    Keep up your good work. Our wildlife are so precious and important to our environment.
    Brian, Toronto, Ontario

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