MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Catamaran

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2034

Admitted on: 2020/07/19

Collection Site: Saturna Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 9.85 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 60 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/12

Weight at Admission: 8.63 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/17

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 22.23 kg

Patient Updates

Cleopatra was released after 60 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Cleopatra is almost ready for release, she just has to eat a few more fish and get a little bigger!

Cleopatra spends most of her time swimming, but will occasionally haul out to spend time in the sun.

Cleo is gaining weight at a rapid rate. She's very feisty!

Guestbook for Cleopatra

  1. You’re adorable Cleopatra! So happy you’re doing well! Keep up the good work! You are loved! xoxo

  2. So happy to see Cleopatra is doing well!! My husband and I found her; she was all alone in a bay devoid of seals, and spent a whole ‘suckling’ the algae off the hull of our sailboat. When not suckling, she was crying pitifully, even passing out and drifting off from exhaustion, only to swim back frantically to our boat to continue suckling. Her muzzle turned green from all the muck! She eventually hauled out on our swim platform to rest. We stayed away from her, just letting her be, but she was “with” us for about 30 hrs before rescue came for her. And she’d been separated from mom for much longer, as we’d heard her crying loudly nearby the night before she discovered our tasty boat. It’s fantastic that there are organizations who take such care in rescuing these little guys. Some people might say, there are so many seals, let nature take it’s course, but each living creature deserves a chance at life, and if we can help, so be it.

  3. We adopted Cleo and can’t wait to follow her journey after being released!!

  4. Hooray Cleopatra!!! I’ll be checking in on you and your friends tracking points! Stay well and content out there! Thank you to the people responsible for getting her back to health and caring for her!!

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