MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2165

Admitted on: 2021/07/23

Collection Site: Port Moody

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated;

Weight at Admission: 7.35 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 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 Bratwurst is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Bratwurst will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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

Please do not contact the rescue centre for updates. The information published here is the latest, and we will publish more updates as they become available.

Guestbook for Bratwurst

  1. Hi Bratwurst- MMRC is a great place and they will take the best care of you. I hope you are eating and drinking well so you can gain wait and not be dehydrated any longner. Be brave and stay strong!

  2. Hi Bratwurst! We are so excited to finally learn your name and look forward to following your progress. Our team here at Rocky Point were pretty worried about you, and we hope you make a speedy recovery. Good luck Bratwurst!

  3. Glad to hear you are being taken care of, wishing you well and hope you put on some weight as you will be growing.

  4. Hi Bratwurst! You followed our kayaks out from the boat launch to the Kingfisher dock where there were other seal mothers and pups. We were hoping another seal would take care of you and were sad to hear that you were left on your own. But now we are excited to know you and are happy that you are in good hands! We look forward to following your progress.

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