MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Fin Rock

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2324

Admitted on: 2023/07/21

Collection Site: Beach Grove, Delta

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Underweight

Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 65 days (2 months, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Stickleback Pool with Fin Rock:Big Deal, Thief Islet, Wild & Woolly, Big Bay, Eleanor Point, Henry Island Reefs

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Fin Rock 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

Fin Rock continues to gain weight in quarantine on formula. He’s feisty, energetic, and bright!

Fin is now in fish school! He has completed the weaning process and is now learning how to eat fish independently.

Fin is now in Urchin! He’s eating well on his own and joins Acorn with Thief, learning how to socialize and compete for fish.

Fin has moved to Stickle! He’s now part of a larger group for more socialization, competition for food, and swimming space.

Guestbook for Fin Rock

  1. We’re so glad Fin Rock is in good hands. Thanks for coming to pick him up so promptly.
    We wish him all the best for a healthy recovery and eventual release into the wild!

  2. Relieved he was rescued rather than waiting to see if a mama seal had eventually returned. I’d hate for my baby to taken from me; however, in a life or death situation where it meant my child was going to live over near death, I’d want to see her have a chance to flourish. Thanks for rescuing Fin so quickly.

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