MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bilby

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19108

Admitted on: 2019/09/08

Collection Site: Retreat Cove, Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Upper respiratory; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 12 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 64 days (2 months, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback 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 Stickleback Pool with Bilby:Tom Sealleck, Swimmy Fallon, Bradley Grouper, Gazelle

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/08/30

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Bilby has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Billby has already made it so far. She's' done well in fish school, gained plenty of weight and is already in a pre-release pool.

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