Date Rescued: June 18 and June 20
Rescue Location: Sidney Spit and Crescent Beach
Date Released: TBD
"Meghan Mackerel" and "Prince Herring" were rescued separately in June. Meghan Mackerel was found alone on Sidney Island on June 18, near Victoria, with no sign of her mother. She was underweight, had remnants of her umbilical cord still attached, and is still covered in the soft fur of a premature pup (called lanugo). Prince Herring is also a preemie, found June 20 in a marsh located inland from Crescent Beach, still attached to his mother’s placenta, also apart from his mother. Herring in particular was in critical condition through the weekend, but his condition is improving.
By symbolically adopting Meghan Mackerel and Prince Herring, you will be directly supporting the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre's efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release marine mammals in distress.