MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2053

Admitted on: 2020/07/29

Collection Site: Tannery Park - Surrey

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 6.24 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 86 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Rockfish Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Rockfish Pool with Stella:Rocky, Woz, Tess, Dr. Bonnie Herring

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Stella and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting her today with a small donation to the rescue centre.

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Stella has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Stella has been moved to a pre release pool and is steadily gaining weight.

Stella did great in fish school and is now in a pool!

Weaner! Stella is weaning her way off of formula and onto fish. So far she is doing great.

She may be small but she makes up for it with sass! Stella is still in quarantine where she can stay warm and cozy under her heat lamp.

Guestbook for Stella

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