MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Swimmy Fallon

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19106

Admitted on: 2019/09/01

Collection Site: Merville

Reason for Admission: Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 8.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 22 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Patient Progress

Fish School Swimmy Fallon is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Swimmy Fallon will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

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