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Reef Witherspoon

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1935

Admitted on: 2019/07/17

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 6.9 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 67 days (2 months, 6 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2019/09/22

Release Site: Iona Beach, Richmond

Release Weight: 20.1 kg

Patient Updates

Reef Witherspoon was released after 67 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

In a big step for Reef, she's moved into a pre-release pool to learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seal pups. She really seems to enjoy the full-time access to water...

Reef is progressing normally. She's gaining weight... and she seems to be a feisty one! At the very least she's quite vocal...

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