MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2038

Admitted on: 2020/07/23

Collection Site: Locarno

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.6 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 68 days (2 months, 1 week)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/09/29

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 21.2 kg

Patient Updates

Buster was released after 68 days in our care.

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

Buster was out competing every seal in his pool and gaining more weight than anyone else so we had to move him to a pre release pool! He is doing great but still needs to grow a little more before release!

Buster is getting so big already! He is in one of the smaller pools but will soon be moved to a pre release pool where he can get ready for the wild!

Buster isn't missing any meals. He is 5 kg heavier than his pool mates, clearly a good competitor and enjoys lounging in sun by himself.

Buster is now eating fish all on his own! He loves to cause trouble by knocking his name tag off his tub and onto the ground.

Guestbook for Buster

  1. Buster! Great work getting so big and learning to fish! You were so small and tired when we (me and my pup) found you and we’ve been rooting for you ever since.
    Just progress! We hope to one day see your head popping up and saying hi to us on shore before you swim off to do more fishing.
    Tricia + Rudi.

  2. Those soulful eyes do remind me of your namesake Buster the PWD. Stay close to your cousin Cleopatra, just like you did in your previous life and explore those exciting limitless ocean waters together.

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