MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Eminemone

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1999

Admitted on: 2019/08/19

Collection Site: Savary Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.65 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 35 days (1 month, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Seastar Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Seastar Pool with Eminemone:Lou-seal Ball

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Eminemone has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Eminemone is now in a bigger pool!

Eminemone is making good progress in fish school. She's already eating all on her own!

Eminemone is still in quarantine. She is receiving additional extra salt baths, which supports wound healing. The water is heated to make sure she doesn't get too cold.

Eminemone is slowly making progress. She's very alert, quite curious and will hopefully begin to gain weight soon. As she has multiple wounds, she is receiving anti-inflammatory and pain medication in addition to antibiotics, and that seems to be working for her.

Guestbook for Eminemone

  1. I was happy to see that the baby seal survived her journey. If she can get healthy again, we hope she could eventually be released back into her natural habitat in the waters around Savary Island. We are very grateful for all the help when we rescued this baby seal. So glad to have found this link to check on her recovery. 🙂
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  2. Hopefully she makes it back to ‘the deep hole’ here on Savary once she is healthy again. Was so sad watching her and listening to her cry. She seemed to just be getting skinnier and skinnier and no mother was ever seen.
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  3. Best of luck little sweet one.
    We look forward to.seeing you grow old on the shores of Savary Island. You are a fighter!!!

  4. Hoping for a return to Savary Island as she’s certainly become one of Savary’s gems. What a great group of people who looked out for her and thank you for giving her a chance.

  5. The photos and progress updates on sweet little Eminemone are very encouraging! It is so nice to read about how she is doing as she recovers. Sending positive thoughts her way for a full recovery 🙂

  6. 15 days already… hope she is doing okay. Wish we would hear that her wounds have healed up and that she is putting on weight. Fingers crossed…

  7. Wow!
    Day 24, that is amazing.
    Hoping you will soon graduate into the next steps. Keep fighting little love

  8. When I compare those first photos to the most recent ones I see such a wonderful improvement. Thank you so much for helping baby Eminemone survive and thrive!

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