MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Lou-seal Ball

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1982

Admitted on: 2019/08/04

Collection Site: Stanley Park/Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 79 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)

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

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Lou-seal Ball 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

Lou-seal is very vocal when she is being tube-fed. She must like her food! Or so we hope...

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