MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2066

Admitted on: 2020/08/05

Collection Site: Sunset Marina, West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Eye injury; Dehydrated; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 9.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 79 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Ellie Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Ellie Pool with Doug:David

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Symbolic Adoption

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

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Doug has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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

Doug is doing well and is now in a pool with his new friend David.

Doug’s eyes are still healing but he is doing well in fish school. He has an extra large tub for deeper swims and he loves his rock and kelp enrichment.

Doug's our miracle seal! His recovery was beautiful to watch, and he continues to make progress. He's currently got one of the biggest tubs on site and is enjoying extended swim.

Doug has started weaning! He is a little unsure of his fish so far but will soon grow to love them.

Doug is doing well and his eye sight is improving. He is still being fed formula but gaining weight fast and loves his swims, especially his kelp enrichment.

Despite his eye injuries Doug is doing well and seems to enjoy is warm salt baths. He is always hungry and ready to be fed!

Guestbook for Doug

  1. Go Doug, go! You are a strong and brave seal. I am happy to hear you are recovering well given all you have already been through. I hope your eye sight keeps improving and you get to enjoy lots of long swims and yummy kelp. Be well, take care and know you are loved. Sending prayers, love and healing thoughts to you so you feel 100% very soon.

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