MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1941

Admitted on: 2019/07/20

Collection Site: Piers Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 9.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 32 days (1 month, 1 day)

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 Okapi:Tina Turtle, Reef Witherspoon, Sean Cannery, Sharkira, Scuba Gooding Jr.

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/16

Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Okapi has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. 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

Awww they grow up so fast. Okapi is already in a big pool, learning how to compete with other seals.

Okapi is quite feisty and a challenge to feed! But she's already gained some weight and is progressing normally.

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