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: released

Time in Care: 95 days (3 months, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2021/10/12

Release Site: Blackie Spit

Release Weight: 22.2 kg

Patient Updates

Barnacle Bill was released after 95 days in our care.

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

Barnacle Bill is preparing for release! He is in one of the pre release pools, learning how to compete with other seals. Once he is proficient at this, and has gained enough weight, he will be released back into the ocean.

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.

  4. Haha Billy Boy! You little stinker you. You bit a hole in a boot so aren’t you a little stinker. Glad you are doing well and have grown strong enough to harass your caregivers. Keep up the good work, I am proud of you.

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