MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2190

Admitted on: 2021/08/02

Collection Site: Beach Grove

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight;

Weight at Admission: 7.55 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 46 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day)

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: Staff

Patient Progress

Fish School Seaweed 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, Seaweed will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Seaweed 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 Seaweed

  1. We found this little seal pup at low tide in the seaweed on Beach Grove Beach in Tsawwassen. She was in a high traffic area for beach goers and dog walkers. In this area, the tide goes out for miles and takes many, many hours for the water to return. This was a very precarious position for little “Seaweed” in this area with so many dangers.
    So relieved MMR came to the rescue so she may have a chance. Good luck little one!

  2. Hi there- Sounds like the best and appropriate name for you “Seaweed”. So grateful that you were rescued and will be taken good care of. Be well and stay strong Miss cute seal pup.

  3. My husband and 7 year old daughter, Stella, were the ones to find Seaweed. Thank you SO much for the incredible work you do. Stella LOVES animals so much and it was the absolute highlight of our trip to tell others that she had a part in helping to rescue this precious pup!

    We would love to hear any updates you have. We will be in Vancouver this coming weekend. Is there any possibility of Stella visiting Seaweed at all?

  4. Seaweed you look so sleepy and happy! Drink your milk and get strong ❤️ at MMR!

  5. Hi Seaweed- Came to check on you and hope you are doing well. I hope you’ve been drinking your milk and are getting bigger and stronger every day. Sending you lots of healthy and positive thoughts. Keep being brave and know that you are loved.
    Get well soon!!

  6. This is a message from my daughter Stella who discovered Seaweed along with my husband on Beach Grove Beach in Tsawwassen:
    Seaweed! Thank you for the message! We are so excited to hear that you are in fish school!! We miss you so much! Thank you for rescuing her and taking care of her. We are so grateful!

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