MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Woz

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2076

Admitted on: 2020/08/18

Collection Site: Egmont

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: 8.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 66 days (2 months, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Rockfish 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 Rockfish Pool with Woz:Rocky, Tess, Dr. Bonnie Herring, Stella

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Symbolic Adoption

You can help us care for Woz and the more than 100 marine mammals we rescue, rehabilitate and release every year by symbolically adopting him today with a small donation to the rescue centre.

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Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Woz 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

Woz has been moved to a pre release pool and is gaining weight steadily.

Woz just finished weaning and is now in fish school. Wish him luck!

Woz came to us quite underweight but has been started on fluids and formula to keep him hydrated and help him gain weight. He may be small but he’s got a big attitude!

Guestbook for Woz

  1. Hello cuty Woz! Be strong, you have the best team on your side and my prayers. Love you…xxx

  2. 🤞🤞I remember finding woz (we called him slippy) with my family. Hoping for you little guy!❤️

  3. Hello Woz! Use your attitude to fight for your health because I know you can do it. Love and prayers…xoxoxo

  4. I love you Woz. You’re really special. Thank you for choosing us to come to, the kids knew they’d found a kindred spirit when you arrived. We all love you Woz.

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