MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2112

Admitted on: 2021/06/17

Collection Site: Coal Harbour

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 42 days (1 month, 1 week, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Seastar Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Seastar Pool with Oatmeal:Jitterbug

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Oatmeal has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Oatmeal has made it into a training pool! For the first time, she's with a friend now. Jitterbug has helping her figure out how to compete for food as sharing is not really a thing among seals...

Guestbook for Oatmeal

  1. I’m sending a virtual tummy rub your way, Oatmeal. Eat, sleep, and grow strong.

  2. the sea puppies of the world. best of luck feeling better you cute seal. Goodluck everyone !

  3. Hi teeny tiny sweet Oatmeal. Breakfast foods are my favorite and its my favorite meal of the day so I love your cute name.
    You’ve been at MMRC for a couple weeks now so I bet you are feeling better and growing stronger and stronger each day. They will take the best care of you and give you all the help you need to get well soon. I was a preemie and had to fight to have the wonderful life i have and i bet you can do the same. Sending you hope, faith and love for a long happy life precious Oatmeal.

  4. Hello Oatmeal!! I hope fish school is going so well for you and that you are learning a lot 🙂

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