MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Gillbert Brown

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1979

Admitted on: 2019/08/03

Collection Site: Fraser River

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 8.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 18 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Private Vessel, MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Gillbert Brown 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, Gillbert Brown will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Gillbert and his buddy Frank have been inseparable since they arrived at the rescue centre. It's rare to catch them both looking at the camera, so we just had to share this snapshot.

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