MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2072

Admitted on: 2020/08/11

Collection Site: Sunset Beach, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 73 days (2 months, 1 week, 5 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 Tess:Rocky, Woz, Dr. Bonnie Herring, Stella

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Tess 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

Tess has been moved to a pre release pool and is doing well. She is still very vocal and loves to chat with her fellow pool mate and her care takers.

Tess may be the most vocal and talkative seal on site. She has so many stories to tell and will shout them at her care takers from across the facility.

Tess is still in quarantine where she can stay warm under a heat lamp. She is being fed formula and still getting fluids to help with hydration.

Guestbook for Tess

  1. Hi Tess you little cutie. I hope you grow up big and strong. Wish I could give you a hug.

  2. Aww Tess. Great to see a photo of you. Already looking so much better than when we found you :). Were all with you every step of the way on your recovery.

  3. Hello Tess! You look a little bit sad but be joyfull because you have a dedicated team looking out for you. You also have my love and my prayers. Love you…xoxoxo

  4. Sending hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery Tess! You are very special and loved by many! Stay strong! xoxo

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