MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Queen Elizafish

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1968

Admitted on: 2019/07/31

Collection Site: Cowichan Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 83 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool, holding 160,000 litres of water. When used for harbour seal pups, those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. They are probably already tagged as well. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Queen Elizafish:Pangolin, Spotted Hyena, Bush Baby, Blue Whale, Marlin Gaye, Lou-seal Ball, David Hassealhoff, Megalodonna

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Queen Elizafish 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

Queen Elizafish seems to be doing well in her bigger pool. She always gets the best haul-out spots and seems to be very relaxed... ;)

Queen Elizafish is eating on her own, but her style is still a bit... creative.

Queen Elizafish seems to have been named correctly as she is described to have a 'stately', calm manner when being fed or resting in her tub.

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