MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2031

Admitted on: 2020/07/17

Collection Site: Port Hardy

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Log boom

Weight at Admission: 7.47 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 98 days (3 months, 1 week)

Current Habitat: Coho Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Coho Pool with Sammy:Bob

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Sammy has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Sammy has been moved to a new pool with her friend Bob. She is slowly gaining weight and becoming a faster competitor at meal time. She loves to play under the hose when her pool is being refilled.

A staff favourite for sure, Sammy might be the sweetest seal on site! She has made great progress in fish school and hopefully will be eating on her own soon!

Sammy's a staff favourite; currently housed in one of the largest tubs on site until she's fit for a pre-release pool. She enjoys her extended swims!

Sammy is showing some improvement in fish school! She is still a ways away from eating on her own but she is getting there. She loves her swims and playing with the hoses.

Sammy is still in fish school but making progress!

Sammy is *VERY* slowly progressing through fish school. and eats fish with a lot of help from staff.

Sammy is very vocal during meal time and she tells stories to her feeders through a series of growls and grunts.

Guestbook for Sammy

  1. We will be following Sammy from Australia! My sister found him and what a coincidence you named him Sammy. That’s my son’s name too!

  2. Hi Sammy! Keep swimming and getting strong by eating your fish. You are brave and lots of people are hoping you feel your best very soon. Love, prayers and healthy thoughts coming your way sweet Sammy!

  3. Thank you everyone at MMR for making it possible for Sammy to grow up and be the seal she was meant to be, you are all heros ! It was heart breaking to watch her lonely and scared when she was first separated from her mother and I am so grateful you made it possible for me to rescue her. I hope she continues to thrive and bring you all joy and graduate to the big ocean pool where she belongs.

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