MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Roe Paul

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1938

Admitted on: 2019/07/19

Collection Site: Dundarave Beach, West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.35 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 95 days (3 months, 4 days)

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 Roe Paul:Spirit Bear, Grey Wolf, Ringo Starfish, Taylor Drift, Moose, Betty Whitefish, 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 Roe Paul 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

Roe is in our "eye kids" pool right now, a pool full of pups with eye issues that require eye drops. She's looking pretty good, though, and she seems to enjoy the bigger pool a lot.

Roe has had some trouble competing for food in the bigger Harbour pool, so staff moved her into a smaller pool to give her another chance to figure it out...

Roe was admitted with numerous little wounds and swelling of the cornea (the eye's clear, protective outer layer). She is being treated with antibiotics and has already gained a little weight.

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