MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2102

Admitted on: 2021/05/27

Collection Site: Port Hardy

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; human interference

Weight at Admission: 7.2 kg

Patient Status: deceased

Date of Death: 2021/06/02

Time in Care: 6 days

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines, Staff


Meet our first harbour seal pup of the season, Marzipan. He's a preemie, covered in the white, soft fur that would normally cover him only in his mother's womb. As a preemie, his lungs aren't properly developed and he is receiving supplemental oxygen. He's in critical condition... but he's beautiful 💙

Patient Updates

Marzipan died on 2021/06/02 after 6 days in our care.

"Marzipan had been doing poorly for the last few days. Earlier today, he began to decline and stopped responding to treatments. Staff made the difficult decision to humanely euthanize him."

Marzipan continues to be in critical condition. Staff are working hard to stabilize him as he continues to receive treatment and fluids to support his recovery.

As a preemie, Marzipan's lungs are underdeveloped and he is receiving supplemental oxygen and medication to help him breathe. However, his condition remains very critical.

Guestbook for Marzipan

  1. Get well soon, little one. You are a beautiful tiny sea sausage. Hugs and kisses, sweet boy!

  2. Wishing for a strong recovery and bright future, Marzipan (or as I call him, Fluffypan)!!

  3. You got this Marzipan! Wishing you a speedy recovery, you adorable little seal! ❤️❤️❤️

  4. Beautiful Marzipan I hope you’re doing well and I wish you a very fast recovery, you’re a really cute pup and I hope you turn out to eventually be a big healthy seal!!! Much love.

  5. Goodluck Marzipan, we are thinking of you and know you will make a speedy recovery!

  6. You are such a beautiful, young, harbour seal. Lots of love and good wishes that you grow stronger each day, Marzipan. You have lots of support!

  7. Poor little guy – what a rough start in life. Thank goodness he’s getting such good care.

  8. So sorry to hear about this beautiful little guys passing. Thank you MMRC staff for doing all you could to save him. He was well taken care, loved by many, and not alone.

  9. Lot’s of love for everyone that was involved in the care of Marzipan. Sad to read he passed away. Hugs!

  10. Rest In Peace Marzipan, you were a very beautiful pup, I hope you get all the fish you want in seal heaven ❤️

  11. Looking at your pictures all I see is a precious innocent pup. Knowing you are in a better place is the only way I can stop my heart from hurting. As a preemie myself it makes me sad to know you had to suffer at all. You were in the best care at MMRC and I know they did all they could to save you. Rest in peace sweet Marzipan and know you were loved.

  12. I am so sad this beautiful, little, harbour seal didn’t make it. Be assured we know the staff and volunteers at MMRC did their best for this precious creature. We must believe, Marzipan, is in a better place now, and at least he is no longer suffering. Thank you, MMRC for all your efforts.

  13. Rest in peace little one. Sad to see you go. But glad you are no longer suffering.
    Thank you to MMR for making sure his days where filled with compassion and care. And thank you for giving him a good and comforting end where he could pass gently on in to that good night

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