MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2043

Admitted on: 2020/07/25

Collection Site: Cheanuh Marina, East Sooke

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 95 days (3 months, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/28

Release Site: Cates Park

Release Weight: 29.95 kg

Patient Updates

Alfie was released after 95 days in our care.

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

Alfie is learning how to be a faster competitor at meal time and is really improving!

Alfie is back in "Out of Quarantine" for a bit as we need his pool and he's not fit enough yet to be transferred to the big pools. So... a little patience is in order.

After a slow start in fish school Alfie is finally in a pool!

Alfie is progressing quickly in fish school and is almost eating on his own!

Alfie requires some assistance with fish feeds still and has been a little quiet lately, but he's holding steady!

Alfie is growing up fast and soon will be weaned onto fish, but in the mean time he is very gentle and great for his formula feeds.

Guestbook for Alfie

  1. Handsome Alfie! Sending you love, heath and happiness! So excited to see you progress, we are rooting for you little buddy
    You are in great hands with the team at MMR, they will take the best care of you!

  2. Welcome to the family Alfie!! You are adorable. Get strong and healthy little guy, we’re rooting for you here too. And, happy birthday Jackie. What a wonderful way to celebrate.

  3. Another cute Alfie in the Hogue family! Much effort and expertise will be needed to nurse you back to good health and, hopefully, release back into the wild. If you are one of the lucky ones to be tracked, maybe one day we will see you out on the water!

  4. Good luck Alfie! We miss you at Cheanuh and hope to see you back here soon.

  5. We are happy to help care for Alfie to also celebrate Jackie’s birthday ??? Sabrina, Karyn and Dan

  6. Precious Alfie! can’t wait to hear that you are eating fish all on your own and look forward to watching you grow up! well done Jackie and Happy Birthday to you!

  7. Hi Alfie- cheering for you my friend! Keep up the good work on learning to eat your fish. They will make you strong and healthy so you can transfer to a big pool! Yay! That means your on your way to being all well and can venture out to your ocean home. Prayers and love to you my friend, Alfie.

  8. Well Alfie, now that you are out in the open waters again go swim and play as you see fit!

  9. It was wonderful seeing Alfie off yesterday, swimming with his buddies! Thank you to the team at the MMR for all they do, to help these wonderful animals learn what it takes to be a Seal. We encourage everyone to donate to the MMR, so the talented team there can nurse back to health, train the animal for release and help educate us on the importance on marine mammals to our ecosystem. Thank you to the MMR! Go Alfie go.

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