MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Race Rocks

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2334

Admitted on: 2023/07/26

Collection Site: Esquimalt Lagoon

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.9 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 83 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2023/10/17

Release Site: South Bowen Island

Release Weight: 25.35 kg


Thanks to Wild Wise for their assistance in collecting Race Rocks from Esquimalt Lagoon and transporting him to Harbour Air.

Patient Updates

Race Rocks was released after 83 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Race Rocks is now weaning! Once he’s weaned onto fish, he will be in fish school, where he will learn how to eat fish independently.

Race Rocks has finished the weaning process and is now in fish school! He’s now leaning how to eat fish independently.

Race Rocks is now in Rockfish! He’s eating quickly and can now enjoy a larger space with more seals to compete and socialize with.

Guestbook for Race Rocks

  1. My kids and I got to watch this little one on the beach for a while before volunteers came by to assess him. It was wonderful to observe the process and learn a little about seal pups. The ladies that took him to get help were wonderful at informing us of the things they were looking for, seal behavior and how we could follow his progress. We are glad to see he is in care and doing well.
    I am also a kindergarten teacher and look forward to sharing this story with my class in September. Thank you for all you do to help these beautiful creatures.

  2. All the best little Race Rocks! I was so happy to have been able to help the little guy get the help he needed. Sarah from Wild Wise was great! So informative. Thank you MMR for doing what you do!
    So much appreciated!

  3. I helped Chris guard him while waiting for the women from Wild Wise. Thank you again, Chris, for calling them! Right after they left with him, we saw several people walk by with off-leash dogs. Please, everyone, leash your dogs in areas with wildlife! To wild animals, those areas are home.

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