MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2138

Admitted on: 2021/07/13

Collection Site: Vancouver Yacht Club

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 16 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: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

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

Guestbook for Chunk

  1. Hi cutest Mr. Chunk. You have the sweetest little face and eyes. The MMRC will take great care of you so you can grow big and strong. Im sending you healthy healing loving thoughts. Be brave and keep fighting Chunky Chunk. Ill check on you soon and hope you gain a few pounds to match your silly name. Take care precious seal Chunk.

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