MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Barnacle Bill

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2129

Admitted on: 2021/07/09

Collection Site: Tsawwassen Beach

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 20 days

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

Fish School Barnacle Bill is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Barnacle Bill will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Barnacle Bill yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

Guestbook for Barnacle Bill

  1. Welcome to MMRC Barnacle Bill- I am sending you prayers and an abundance of love. There are people all over the world that will follow your progress and they are all pulling for you to get well soon. Be strong and brave and let the MMRC caretakers give you lots and lots of TLC. Be well and take care Mr. BB

  2. So happy Barnacle Bill is in a safe and secure home where I know he will have lots of TLC. He certainly made sure he was heard on the beach with a very persistent bark. Looking forward to his photo shoot pictures.

  3. So happy BB was successfully rescued. Looking forward to seeing his photos. Thank you all at the MMRC.

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