MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2115

Admitted on: 2021/06/24

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 116 days (3 months, 3 weeks, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Ellie 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 Ellie Pool with Jerry:Irwin, Scrambled Egg

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Jerry 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

Jerry has temporarily moved into a smaller pool to treat an eye injury. He is making progress, and eating as much fish as his heart could desire. He is a staff favourite because he is so easy to recognize in his pool!

Jerry has been upgraded to a comfy pre-release pool with lots of new friends!

Jerry has mastered fish school and is enjoying pool life!

Guestbook for Jerry

  1. Jerry- Sending you prayers and love from Texas. I hope you get well soon and grow stronger and stronger with the help of the amazing caregivers at MMRC. You look soft and cuddly and your whiskers are nice and pronounced. Be good sweet harbour seal Jerry.

  2. Mr. Jerry- I bet your eye injury is much better by now and you’ve grown even bigger and stronger. It says you’ve been eating all the fishes you can catch so that is terrific news. Keep up the good work and you will be back in the ocean exploring and having adventures very soon.

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