MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV19112

Admitted on: 2019/10/22

Collection Site: Mill Bay Marina

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Lethargic; Upper respiratory

Weight at Admission: 12.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 120 days (3 months, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool, holding 160,000 litres of water. When used for harbour seal pups, those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. They are probably already tagged as well. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Elephant:Pygmy Tarsier, Polar Bear

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/10/19

Weight at Admission: 10 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Elephant has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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

There are no updates for Elephant yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

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