MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2193

Admitted on: 2021/08/03

Collection Site: Cambell River

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight;

Weight at Admission: 6.35 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 45 days (1 month, 2 weeks)

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: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Pebbles 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 Pebbles

  1. Hooray! Pebbles, you made it! I am so relieved that she has made it to the rescue centre to be cared for! We are rooting for your full recovery, little one. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers who have been a part of her rescue.

  2. I heard about Pebbles all the way in Alberta. Stay strong Pebbles, we’re rooting for you. 😊

  3. Hi Miss Pebbles- Came to check on you and hope you are doing well. Its been several days so I hope you have been drinking your milk and getting stronger and stronger every day. Sending you healthy and positive thoughts. Get well soon and keep being brave sweet girl.

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