MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bradley Grouper

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1997

Admitted on: 2019/08/19

Collection Site: Stanley Park

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Underweight; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 84 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days)

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 Bradley Grouper:Tom Sealleck, Bilby, Swimmy Fallon, Gazelle

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Bradley Grouper 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

Bradley eats fish on his own now, but his technique still needs a bit of work.

Bradley is still in fish school and will hopefully soon make it to the next step, a training pool. For now, though, he seems to be very comfortable...

Bradley is described as a "rolly" seal, meaning that he likes to roll on his back when being fed his milk matrix. Practicum students and volunteers aren't too impressed when he does that. It makes every feed quite the challenge!

Guestbook for Bradley Grouper

  1. I saw Bradley this past Monday: Bradley was without doubt the absolute showboat seal . He was at his rolly best showing off his lithe physique with one flipper coyly covering his eyes as he showed off his ‘Bradliness’…… gorgeous (swoon…..)

    Sue B

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