MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2024

Admitted on: 2020/07/13

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 33 days (1 month, 2 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 Ernie:Buddy, Cleopatra , Wilder, Wolfe McTam, Chantel

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Ernie 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

Ernie's being described as a 'genius", He figured out how to eat fish on his own in record time. He also has huge eyes!

Ernie is bright and alert and gaining weight. All good signs!

Guestbook for Ernie

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