MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

David Hassealhoff

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1971

Admitted on: 2019/07/31

Collection Site: Anvil Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 11.2 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 David Hassealhoff:Pangolin, Spotted Hyena, Bush Baby, Blue Whale, Marlin Gaye, Lou-seal Ball, Queen Elizafish, Megalodonna

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool David Hassealhoff 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

David is back in a bigger pool, and this time he seems to be doing a better job. Let's hope he keeps his weight...

David did spend a short amount of time in a pre-release pool but is back in "out of quarantine" and needs to work on his fish school skills...

David eats his fish all on his own like a pro already!

David's in fish school now. So far, he's lacking a bit of initiative...

Guestbook for David Hassealhoff

  1. Hello! I work up at camp on Anvil Island, and was the one in contact with you guys regarding this little guy!!! Not sure if the names on here are set in stone, but we did name him “Twinkie” while he was hanging around in our little bay!

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