MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Olive

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2073

Admitted on: 2020/08/11

Collection Site: Pasley Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.1 kg

Patient Status: deceased

Date of Death: 2020/09/23

Time in Care: 43 days (1 month, 1 week, 5 days)

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Private Vessel, MMR Ambulance

Patient Updates

Olive died on 2020/09/23 after 43 days in our care.

"Olive was diagnosed with megaesophagus, a condition where the esophagus (the tube that carries food and liquid between the mouth and stomach) loses its ability to move food into the stomach. When that happens, food and liquid accumulate in the esophagus. With a poor prognosis, no effective treatment options available and a poor quality of life, Olive was humanely euthanized."

Olive is improving more and more each day!

Small but sassy! Olive is gaining weight and strength, but she is still in quarantine keeping warm under heat lamp.

Guestbook for Olive

  1. Hi Olive! I’m so grateful you were rescued today from our beach. Hoping you have a good sleep and get lots of fluids so you gain some weight. You are such a fighter…hang in there little one. People are there to help you.

    XO

  2. Hi Olive! Thinking about you…so grateful the amazing rescue team got you off the beach yesterday and into a place where you can get some food. You are a little fighter. XO

  3. hi olive!! i know your life is off to a rocky start but better days are on their way!! sending some good vibes your way, i love you very much <3

  4. hope you are getting acclimated and getting your strength back! looking forward to seeing more updates and video? xo

  5. Hello Olive. You are a such a cuttie already. I am looking forward to see your progress. Know that you are loved….xoxoxo

  6. Olive, we are sitting on your Pasley dock right now wishing you were here! We have some chocolate milk and a shrimp plate that you would really love!

  7. Hello Olive! I adopted you, sweet girl ❤ Looking forward to seeing you swim out to a fish-abundant future 🥰

  8. Olive, sending you emergency prayers! Pray you get through whatever is happening right now. Love you and hope you improve as soon as possible!! So much thanks to the people who are being by her side non stop and trying to save her ❤️❤️❤️!!! Stay strong Olive!

  9. Dearest Olive,
    I checked several times a day, hoping I would see the critical sign gone. Little one, please rest peacefully and enjoy the endless ocean in heaven filled with all kinds of joys, curiosities, and exciting things. Love you, dear sassy Olive ❤️❤️❤️❤️! My heart and warmest thanks goes out to you MMRC and all the helpers 💐❤️!! This has been a sad few weeks with losses, but knowing your hearts and bodies worked the utmost best for these little ones is absolutely beautiful and incredibly amazing.

    You allow the hope in the world (that isn’t found easily or much) to exist, and keep surviving. Praying there’s more light to come and wonderful (little or big) milestones for all patients at MMRC. As well as there will always be people like you living, helping, and saving the world. Thank you forever, and Rest In Peace with happiness, and healthiness dearest Olive!

  10. Sweet Olive, Sending you an abundance of love in your next life my seal friend. I’m so sorry your life was such a struggle and too short 4 you 2 enjoy. I know you are @ peace & can be with your other mom and other seal family now. May you life a long happy pain free life in heaven where you won’t have 2 worry about anything & can enjoy every day to the fullest. Rest in peace precious girl.

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