'Ripple is still in a pre-release pool where she's made a lot of new friends.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV18123
Admitted on: 2018/08/07
Collection Site: Cowichan Bay (IWNCC)
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 99 days (3 months, 1 week, 1 day)
Current Habitat: Orca Pool
This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool. Those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.
Guatamalan Ripple has already made it into a pre-release pool! She's gained quite a bit of weight and is now learning to compete with other seals for fish.