MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Skate Hudson

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1947

Admitted on: 2019/07/22

Collection Site: Departure Bay

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 30 days

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Cali Pool with Skate Hudson:Coyote, Buffalo, Beyonseal

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Skate Hudson 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

Skate had a minor procedure a few days ago, but seems to be recovering well. She is still being fed a milk formula 5 times a day.

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