MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2130

Admitted on: 2021/07/09

Collection Site: Nanaimo

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.7 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: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/03

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Rumba 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, Rumba will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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

Guestbook for Rumba

  1. Hi Rumba- Little do you know there is a vacuum cleaner named Rumba as well as a dance move. I hope you are being brave and strong and are feeling better now that you have been at MMRC for a few days. They will take great care of you and give you lots of TLC so you can grow strong and hopefully be released back into the ocean so you can enjoy swimming with your other mammal friends. Sending you lots and lots of love and prayers sweet Rumba.

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