MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2125

Admitted on: 2021/07/04

Collection Site: Yellow Point, Ladysmith/Nanaimo

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.5 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 83 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/06/26

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2021/09/25

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 20 kg

Patient Updates

Jitterbug was released after 83 days in our care.

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

Jitterbug is a staff favourite, filled with personality. He was slow to learn how to compete with other seals and was in a small pool for a while, but he has done so well that he is now in our largest pre release pool. Good job Jitterbug!

After wrapping up fish school recently, Jitterbug has moved on to a training pool where he's for the first time meeting another seal and working on his food competition skills!

Guestbook for Jitterbug

  1. Hi cute Jitterbug. You look like your covering your eyes and hiding away from the world which is too cute and funny. I don’t blame you b/c you are starting your life off having to struggle. Good news at MMRC they will take great care of you and give you lots of TLC. Stay strong so you can get well soon okay? Maybe some day you will feel good enough to dance the Jitterbug after your cute name. Be good little one!

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