MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2050

Admitted on: 2020/07/27

Collection Site: Canoe Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.1 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 93 days (3 months, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/28

Release Site: Cates Park

Release Weight: 24 kg

Patient Updates

Franklin was released after 93 days in our care.

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

Franklin is in a pre release pool and is quickly gaining weight!

Franklin spent a little extra time in fish school but is now in a pool! He is very sweet and likes to share his fish rather than compete but he is learning quickly.

It took a while but Franklin has finally figured out that fish are food not friends. He is eating on his own and doing well!

Franklin has very strong opinions on a variety of subjects, and is not shy about voicing them. He's not the smartest student in fish school, though.

We don't know for sure, but it looks like Franklin is enjoying himself. Either way, he's making good progress.

Franklin is a tiny guy with a very deep voice. He's quite vocal and has a lot to say...

Guestbook for Franklin

  1. Glad to see Franklin is in the care he needs! Looking forward to watching his progress as the days pass! Thank you for all that you do to care for these little creatures

  2. Franklin’s Muma was apparently seen eaten by a sea lion, he then spent about 5-6 days swimming around the marina by himself. We noticed him getting weaker and skinnier and eventually he would just lay exhausted on the shore feeling scared. That’s when we contacted MMR and sent in some photos! They were here to his rescue within a couple of hours and he was apparently flown by harbour air to the rescue centre. So happy to see updates on his recovery, please keep them coming! Thank you :D.

  3. Franklin homies are routing for you! Leila has a strong voice too, maybe you will meet her in swim school.

  4. You will catch on Franklin, maybe Lelia can help you catch on in fish school. School can be tough, keep speaking up they say the squeaky seal gets the meal! Lol, Franklin’s homies are rooting for you!

  5. Yeay!!! Franklin, I got very busy this week catching my own fish. We are so happy to hear you finally figured out fish are to eat: I do understand that it is hard not to be a friend, I’d rather eat veggies too!

  6. Hey Franklin,

    We are checking in to see about your progress and cheer you on!!

  7. You are doing great Franklin!!! I’m so glad to hear you have a few friends to play with!!

  8. Hi Franklin,

    We hope you are doing good with your new friends! Cannot wait to hear more about your progress!

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