MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2085

Admitted on: 2020/09/24

Collection Site: Comox

Reason for Admission: Wounds; Underweight;

Weight at Admission: 10.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 29 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: MARS Wildlife Rescue

Original Admission: 2020/09/24

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Mac 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

Fish School Mac is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Mac will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Mac is doing great and quickly learning how to eat fish, although he still needs a bit of help from his care takers. He is always resting in a “banana” pose and loves to vocalize and chat to whoever will listen!

Guestbook for Mac

  1. Praying you have a good time in quarantine, Mac!! Hope to see you are doing well and healing in good time in the near future. Cheering you on every day. Many thanks to everyone who has come in and helped Mac so far!

  2. Good luck in your recovery Mac! Can’t wait to see your cute picture! Sending you love and prayers! Be strong! You are loved! xoxo

  3. Praying you make a great recovery Mac! You’re in great hands. And I can’t wait to see what you look like! Sending lots of love! ❤️💕❤️

  4. Hello Mac, sweet baby seal. It is a hard way to start your life but know you are loved and in good hands. You need to stay strong, you can do it. I love you…xxxxxx

  5. “I see your face looks very surprised! I hope you don’t die. I love you! I like you a lot Mac” Koen

  6. Hi Mac- hope you are doing well and getting stronger and stronger every day! Keep up the good work and eating your fishes!! Sending love, light and healthy vibes to you and your seal friends at VA!

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