MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2119

Admitted on: 2021/06/27

Collection Site: Wise Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 32 days (1 month, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Halibut 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 Halibut Pool with Tango:Penelope

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/06/23

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Date Weight in kg

2021/06/27 9.90

2021/07/17 12.74

2021/07/25 13.80

2021/07/26 14.50

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

Tango has come a long way. He showed great appetite, mastered fish school rather quickly and is now in a training pool, where he's working on his food competition skills. He's also just a few kilograms away from his release weight...

Guestbook for Tango

  1. Tango- Hi there Tango, what a cute name. All the names this season have been fun. MMRC is a wonderful place of care for marine mammals so they will give you all the care you need. They will help you heal so you can grow big and strong and return to the ocean some day. Lots of love and prayers to you Tango. I hope you get well soon.

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