MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV21106

Admitted on: 2021/08/14

Collection Site: English Bay, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 111 days (3 months, 2 weeks, 6 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 Gus:Java, Ramen, Hora, Memphis Jookin, Fish Crackers, Selkie Dawn, Hot Fuzz

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Gus 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, Gus will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Gus yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

Please do not contact the rescue centre for updates. The information published here is the latest, and we will publish more updates as they become available.

Guestbook for Gus

  1. Well hello there Gus! I can’t believe no one has left you a message yet and check up on you. I am happy to be the first. You have been in the care of MMRC for several months now and the note says you are in fish school which is a big deal so way to go Gus! I know you have been working hard to grow big and strong so you can be released back into the big blue ocean.
    Be well my buddy Gus and keep up the good work.

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