MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2345

Admitted on: 2023/08/03

Collection Site: Chilliwack

Reason for Admission: Entanglement, Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 7.49 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 52 days (1 month, 3 weeks)

Current Habitat: Rockfish 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 Rockfish Pool with Darcy:Race Rocks, Chill Pill, Baby Blues, Danger Reefs, Strawberry Islet, Fitz Island, Storm Rock

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

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

Darcy is doing well in quarantine, still gaining weight on formula.

Darcy has moved out of quarantine and has begun the weaning process! Here her diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.

She has finished the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Darcy is eating confidently on her own! She’s now in Cali with Carlson and Chill Pill, where she will learn to socialize and compete for fish.

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