MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2039

Admitted on: 2020/07/23

Collection Site: David Lam Park

Reason for Admission: Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 5.7 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 96 days (3 months, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Private Vessel, MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/10/27

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 24.45 kg

Patient Updates

Boomer was released after 96 days in our care.

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

Boomer has gotten so big that he is almost ready for release. Not much longer now!

Boomer has nearly doubled his body weight since arriving at MMR, he is in a pool with other seals his size and is learning to compete for fish.

Boomer has finally graduated fish school and eating on his own! (Even if he eats a few fish backwards!)

Boomer is eating well with assistance, but would rather do it himself. He's not quite there yet, though.

Small but mighty! Boomer does not let his eye injury affect his day to day life and soon will be weaned onto fish!

Guestbook for Boomer

  1. Would love to hear how little Boomer is doing. I hope his eye is getting better.

  2. Hey, Boomer! Glad you are doing better. I was there when you were rescued at David Lam Park. I helped the rescuers find you! And just now, I made a donation to adopt you! Congratulations on graduating fish school. Good luck in the Halibut Pool.

  3. Boomer was under some blackberry bushes on the rocks. His camouflage is amazing. It’s thanks to my dog Gemma’s big nose that I saw him. He did not look to be doing so good. Aquarium mammal relief folk were so quick to respond, but again his camo was so good Gemma’s nose made her look right at him and she whimpered. He was right in front of us all the time.

    Thank you Mammal rescue.

  4. Yay Boomer! Graduated fish school! Good for you. Funny boy, eating those fish backwards. Ah well, as long as they all go down. I hope you’re having fun in the Training pool, learning to be a great competitor and enjoying lots and lots of fish. I’m certain you’ll be on your way to a very, very big pool when you’re ready. I’m very glad you had someone looking out for you at David Lam Park (thank you Greyson for finding this little one and getting him rescued)!

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