MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Abigail Ariella

Patient Record

Nickname: Snowmobile

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2059

Admitted on: 2020/07/31

Collection Site: Gonzales Bay, Victoria

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 9.4 kg

Patient Status: released

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

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/27

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/18

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Patient Updates

Abigail Ariella was released after 79 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Abigail is gaining weight and will soon be ready for release!

Abigail is already in a pre release pool! However she still needs to eat a few more fish before she is ready for her release.

Abigail is improving in fish school, and doing great!

Abigail is weaning now! She loves to lie on her back, especially during her swims when she can splash around.

No seal on site sleeps as much as Abigail does! Even when its meal time she lays on her back and waits for her feeder to do all the work for her, she is certainly living the most relaxed rehab life she can.

Guestbook for Abigail Ariella

  1. Hi pretty Abigail, I adopted you. Praying that you and all the other sweet seals have a speedy recovery. Thank you to the rescue for saving these beauties.

  2. Yay! So happy you’re in the training pool Abigail! Keep up the good work and know you are loved! xoxo

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