MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2184

Admitted on: 2021/07/30

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.75 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 49 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 4 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 Shuffle:Beef Jerky, Kimchi, Flip Flop, Fillet

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/28

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Shuffle has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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

Shuffle is already in a pre-release pool! He'll continue to gain weight as he learns how to compete for fish.

Guestbook for Shuffle

  1. Hey there Shuffle Mcfluffle. What a cute name and i bet you are just as precious. Be well and drink lots of milk to grow big and strong.

  2. Hi there Mr. Shuffle- Came to check on you and hope you are doing well. I hope you are drinking lots of milk so you can grow bigger and stronger every day. The staff at MMRC will give you the best care and give you lots of TLC. Stay brave and hope you are feeling well soon. Sending you lots of healthy and positive thoughts. Take care and know you are loved.

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