MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2128

Admitted on: 2021/07/08

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.69 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 21 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Date Weight in kg

2021/07/08 8.69

2021/07/23 12.40

2021/07/24 12.55

2021/07/27 13.25

Patient Progress

Weaning Benedict is still being fed a zoological milk formula, but as his teeth are beginning to erupt, his diet is being supplemented with fish. Soon, he will enter fish school where he will learn how to eat fish on his own.

Patient Updates

Benedict was diagnosed with an abscess caused by a bacterial infection. He is being treated with antibiotics. He is otherwise progressing normally through rehab and is already getting his first taste of fish.

Guestbook for Benedict

  1. Hi Benedict- You’ve been at MMRC for a few days and i think i caught a quick glimpse of you in a video by one of the caretakers. Sending you lots and lots of love, faith and hope. Stay strong and be brave. You are in great hands and will be taken care of with lots of TLC. I hope you are feeling better after being in their care for a while so take care. Sending you prayers and healthy, positive thoughts precious baby boy Benedict.

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