Dwayne spends more time in the water than hauled out. He's gained a lot of weight and is looking fantastic. He'll probably be released soon...
Nickname: The Rockfish
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1903
Admitted on: 2019/05/02
Collection Site: Prince Rupert
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; disturbance
Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 79 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)
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 Dwayne Johnson:Mussel Crowe
Dwayne "The Rockfish" Johnson is the first pup of the season!
Dwayne has been moved to a pre-release pool. He is eating well on his own, and diving for fish thrown into the pool.
Dwayne is very curious and alert, doing well during his tube-feeds and enjoying his baths. He's also beginning to lose his lanugo, the soft hair still covering most of his body.
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