MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Hang Glider

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2081

Admitted on: 2020/09/07

Collection Site: Thetis Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Wounds; Upper respiratory

Weight at Admission: 8.53 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 80 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback 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 Stickleback Pool with Bob:Mac, Sammy

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/08/23

Weight at Admission: 4.76 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Bob 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 Bob 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

We caught up with "little Bob". And let's just say, he's not so little anymore and looking amazing.

Bob is getting closer and closer to release. Not much longer now! His favourite thing to do is nap while floating (or “bob”ing) on the surface of the water.

Bob is now in a small pool with his friend Sammy. He is competing well and loves to rest on his haul out, especially on a warm day!

Guestbook for Bob

  1. Praying you make great progress in the next few months, Bob. Thank you to the genuinely kind hearted souls who have have a hand in taking care of him! Stay strong little guy and I believe in you!!

  2. Aren’t you a cutie Bob! I know you are in good hands and are getting the best care so get well soon please sweet boy!
    Sending you love and healing prayers.

  3. Hello Bob…you are “bobely” gorgeous! Stay strong and you will make it, you have an amazing team be your side and my prayers as well. Love 💕 you so much baby seal… 😘 xxx

  4. Praying you are making good and steady progress, Bob! Always here for you, and thank you forever to the people who are nursing him back to health!! You bring hope to Bob and to the world! Love you Bob 🤍🤎 🖤!!!

  5. Go Bob Go! Hope you are making progress & feeling better and better ever day! Sending you more prayers and love for your healthy recovery sweet seal friend. XOXO

  6. God bless you and watch over have so many angels in your life caring for you each and everyday!

  7. Hi Bob! Your cute little seal face makes me smile. Hope you are doing well @ VA and getting stronger and stronger every day! Keep eating your fishes so you can grow big and strong okay? Love and prayers to you my cute faced seal friend BOB! you are loved and I’m sending you lots and lots of prayers and happy, healthy thoughts.

  8. Hooray Bob!!! Cheering you on! Keep doing an awesome job and have fun with your seal friends, and trainers!

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