MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Taylor Drift

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1950

Admitted on: 2019/07/24

Collection Site: Spanish Banks

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.65 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 90 days (2 months, 4 weeks, 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 Taylor Drift:Spirit Bear, Grey Wolf, Ringo Starfish, Moose, Roe Paul, Betty Whitefish, Bill Fry the Science Guy, Steven Sealberg, Fin Diesel

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Taylor Drift 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

Taylor has joined a few 'friends' in a larger pool where she's learning how to compete for fish.

She didn't play with paint! The green dye is part of an eye test. Fluorescein dye is used for pups with potential eye ulcers. The dye will adhere to any ulcers/scratches/divets etc. on the eye and staff can provide treatment based on what they see.

Taylor has been described as "feisty", and she definitely didn't like her tube-feeds at first and made that very clear. But she's gaining weight and otherwise progressing normally.

Guestbook for Taylor Drift

  1. So good to see her again and to see that’s she’s alright. I was her guardian at spanish banks until help arrived. She was very tired and looked hungry. Thank all of you who showed up and then returned the next morning to rescue her…you are all superstars!!

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