MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Betty Whitefish

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1930

Admitted on: 2019/07/16

Collection Site: Crescent Beach

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 8.55 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 98 days (3 months, 1 week)

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 Betty Whitefish:Spirit Bear, Grey Wolf, Ringo Starfish, Taylor Drift, Moose, Roe Paul, Bill Fry the Science Guy, Steven Sealberg, Fin Diesel

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Betty Whitefish 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

Betty is being treated for her eye injury. Other than that, she's alert and responsive, and she's gaining weight.

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