MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Tom Cruiseship

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1963

Admitted on: 2019/07/29

Collection Site: White Rock

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 85 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback 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 Stickleback Pool with Tom Cruiseship:Bilby, The Cod Father, Gazelle, Hake Lively, Scott McGillivray, Cariboo, Airapaima Grande, Shell-en DeGeneres

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Tom Cruiseship has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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

Tom likes to mash up the fish before eating them instead of swallowing them whole. That'll have to change if he wants to leave fish school...

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