MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Keanu Reefs

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1954

Admitted on: 2019/07/25

Collection Site: Thormanby Islands (Powell River)

Reason for Admission: Wounds; Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 27 days

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Keanu Reefs is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Keanu Reefs will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Keanu is progressing normally. He is no longer receiving medication and is gaining weight.

Guestbook for Keanu Reefs

  1. This little guy was found on Merry Island. We watched him for 6 days and hoped his mother would return, but he got weaker and spent days on the rocks in the sun. The last 2 days he tried to climb into our transom well. We threw him back in the water, but on the 6th day we figured he was not going to get re-united with his mother, we called the rescue center and delivered him to Halfmoon Bay, and they picked him up within 2 hours!

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