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: 63 days (2 months, 2 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 Mac:Bob, Sammy

Transfer History

Received from: MARS Wildlife Rescue

Original Admission: 2020/09/24

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Mac 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

If Mac weren’t a seal he would definitely be a puppy. Mac is very curious, vocal and always wants to be included. He is gaining weight and now in a pre release pool with 5 other seals but it will still be a while until he is ready for release.

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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