Mussel seems to really enjoying his new big pre-release pool. He can often be seen hauled out, with the sun shining on his belly...
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV1907
Admitted on: 2019/06/12
Collection Site: Sooke
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation
Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 38 days (1 month, 1 week, 1 day)
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 Mussel Crowe:Dwayne Johnson
You can hear him before you see him! Mussel is probably the loudest patient on site right now. He's also super alert, not missing a thing happening around him. A good sign!