MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2164

Admitted on: 2021/07/23

Collection Site: English Bay

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Maternal separation;

Weight at Admission: 8.95 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Harbour Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals.

Also in Harbour Pool with Fillet:Beef Jerky, Shuffle, Kimchi, Flip Flop

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Fillet has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Fillet has advanced to a pre-release pool where she'll continue to gain weight and learn how to compete for fish. Well done!

Guestbook for Fillet

  1. Hi Fillet- I hope you are named after a silly food called a steak. They are yummy and if you didn’t have to eat fish I bet you would like them too. The staff at MMRC will give you lots and lots of love and fishes. Be strong and brave! Get well soon.

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