MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV21109

Admitted on: 2021/08/18

Collection Site: Quadra Island

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 11 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 88 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 6 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines


Release Date: 2021/11/14

Release Site: Tsawwassen Beach

Release Weight: 26.2 kg

Patient Updates

Sauerkraut was released after 88 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Guestbook for Sauerkraut

  1. Taku was born just outside the resort of the same name on Quadra Island on the dock where her mother was born, and probably her mother before her. She is grateful to Marine Mammal Rescue for all the loving care but wonders why everyone is calling her Sauerkraut.

    If wishes were fishes, I’d send her all she could eat.

  2. Met Sauerkraut at Taku, it was apparently born on the dock and was spending most of its time there…cordoned off from humans. We were told that mom was coming back each evening to nurse, though never saw this actually happen. Lucky for Sauerkraut, a marine biologist on holidays on Quadra came to assess her and ultimately rescued her. Fingers crossed she does well. Happy to share photos if this would be useful.

  3. Aw… I’ve been so worried about this little one! We had been seeing her every day on the kayak dock at the marina for almost a week, all by herself, with no mama in sight and I just couldn’t keep watching her deteriorate. I keep hoping mom was coming at night to feed her, but I was sceptical. Plus, there were so many (understandably) curious onlookers and loose dogs on the dogs around all the time. I lost quite a lot of sleep worrying about her! I’ve been checking your site every day since I called you, I’m so happy that she is in your care. 😊.

  4. Hi silly Sauerkraut the cutest seal pup. I’m so happy you were rescued and brought to MMRC where you’ve been for the last 42 days. I know they have taken good care of you and I bet you’ve gained a lot of weight and are feeling much better. Keep drinking your milk and eating your fishes so you can grow even stronger. Sending you healthy happy thoughts.

  5. Hi Sauerkraut- I came to check on you and send you a happy note. You’ve been in the care of MMRC for almost 2 months now. I bet you have grown big and strong and are doing much better. Keep up the good work and the next time I look for an update you have been released back to your home in the big blue ocean. Best of luck & take care.

  6. @Pink dot, me too! I’ve been thinking about this little one and can’t wait to see her return to the ocean!

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