MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1970

Admitted on: 2019/07/31

Collection Site: Mayne Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

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

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

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2019/07/29

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Cariboo 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

Cariboo has been upgraded to a larger pre-release pool! And it looks like she's doing well in it...

Cariboo has calmed down a lot since she was rescued. She used to be quite a "bitey" girl, but now she seems to have accepted the pleasures provided by the rescue centre (free food!), and she eats in a much more well-mannered way. Well, she's in a pool now... we guess that all goes overboard now that it's all a competition.

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