MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2026

Admitted on: 2020/07/15

Collection Site: Kitsilano Beach

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 10.68 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 31 days (1 month)

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

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

Also in Cali Pool with Kitchi:Biggs

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Kitchi 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

Kitchi will start fish school in the next few days

Kitchi seems to be making good progress. He looks healthy, but is being treated with antibiotics for an infection, just in case.

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  1. So happy we got you here buddy! Glad to see your eyes open and you not shivering!!

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