MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Marty "Kind of a Big Deal" Haulena

Patient Record

Nickname: Lifeboat

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2056

Admitted on: 2020/07/30

Collection Site: James Bay

Reason for Admission: Wounds; Emaciated; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 10.5 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 61 days (2 months)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/25

Weight at Admission: 9.31 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/29

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 22.67 kg


Marty was named after Dr. Martin Haulena, head veterinarian at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Patient Updates

Marty "Kind of a Big Deal" Haulena was released after 61 days in our care.

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

Marty is now in a pre release pool and growing each day! It won’t be long now until he is ready for the ocean!

Marty still adjusting to life in a pool, his new friend Cute Seal doesn’t like to share the haul out but Marty doesn’t mind and much prefers the water!

Marty is very vocal and likes to grumble and groan while lazing around his tub. He is always excited to eat his fish and is getting much faster. Dislikes: ice cubes (even on a hot day they’re very scary).

The highlight of Marty’s day is meal time! Even when his feed is finished he searches for any drops that may have spilled. Marty will soon be weaned onto fish which staff are confident he will enjoy just as much.

Guestbook for Marty "Kind of a Big Deal" Haulena

  1. Proud of you Marty! You’ve come so far! Keep up the good work! Sending love and good vibes your way in your continued recovery! xoxo

  2. You got this Marty!!! Praying you’re thriving day by day! Hope your September has been going very good too! Thank you to everyone who has been in Marty’s life and is helping him become healthier!!

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