MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Loomster

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2011

Admitted on: 2020/06/29

Collection Site: White Rock

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 84 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 2 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 Loomster:Buster, Buddy, Cleopatra , Floyd, Wilder, Kitchi, Biggs, Ernie, Zenon Samuel, Chantel, MWP, Lisa

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Loomster has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own 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

Loomster is in Orca pool where is he gaining weight and getting ready for release.

Loomster may have been slow to learn in fish school, but is now a great competitor in his pre release pool.

Loomster has made great process and is almost eating fish on his own! Well done, Loomster!

Loomster is doing really well! He's grown & gained quite a bit weight. He's left quarantine and is progressing well.

Loomster is receiving supportive fluid but otherwise seems to be doing okay. He was alert and responsive this evening, a good sign!

Guestbook for Loomster

  1. I’m thrilled that this little guy arrived safely. What a surprise he/she was to find on the beach!! I was impressed at how quickly the young lady from your organization came and how caring she was in collecting him. Take care, Loomster. I will be checking on you. 🙂

  2. You’ve come a long way, Loomster!!! I’m SO happy to hear about your positive progress. ❤️😄 Before you know it, you’ll be back in the ocean, enjoying your wild, beautiful home! 😘

  3. Loomster … you are almost there!!! I’m SO happy for you. What a fighter!! I would love to know where you will be released, so that I can imagine you achieving your freedom. I’m SO proud of you!! ❤️😘❤️

  4. Thinking of you, Loomster and hoping that your release day is coming soon! Your beautiful, wonderful ocean home is just waiting for you. ❤️

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