MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Dolomite♂

Patient Record

Nickname: Domino

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18167

Admitted on: 2018/09/22

Collection Site: Anvil Island

Reason for Admission: Wounds; underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Ellie Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Ellie Pool with Dolomite:Indium, Peanut Butter Cup

Story

Dolomite (or as his human caregivers like to call him now, "Domino") didn't have an easy start. He was very quiet when he was admitted to the rescue centre with multiple wounds and weighing just 7.6 kg. He also had very low blood sugar, which is why he was admitted to the hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and carefully monitored. Staff even administered oxygen to help him breathe better. Looking much better, he was released just a few days later ─ a real fighter!

Patient Updates

Dolomite is now paired with Indium. The two are very inquisitive and passing by their pool without being followed is nearly impossible.

Dolomite is one of a gang of four in a pre-release pool, where he is very inquisitive and seems to be enjoying every moment.

Turns out this little guy isn't just a great swimmer — he's also already eating fish on his own like a pro, and he's gaining weight!

Dolomite has been released from hospital. He's now in quarantine and loves his swims. He's a good swimmer, too!

Guestbook for Dolomite

  1. We love you too!! Hope you get better soon and go back to your friends in the ocean!! Love from Adira , Heidi and Mirabel.

  2. I love you Dolly. I’m glad you are feeling better. You seemed really sick when we saw you on the rock. I love your sunshine. I’m very special to you.

    Love Alina

  3. This little guy was one of two we delivered by boat to the rescue centre ambulance that day. Sadly our first rescued orphan (Sammite) did not survive. It is heart warming to see Domino doing so well!

  4. I love you Dolomite! Good job going in the pools! I know you are going to get better and go back to the ocean with your friends. Keep up the good work! Love, Clare

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