MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Spiny Kobi

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2083

Admitted on: 2020/09/15

Collection Site: Jericho Beach

Reason for Admission: Eye injury; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: 6.23 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 38 days (1 month, 1 week, 1 day)

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Symbolic Adoption

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Patient Progress

Fish School Spiny Kobi is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Spiny Kobi will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Spiny is eating fish on his own now ─ and putting on some weight!

Spiny still has a ways to go in his rehabilitation process. He is bright and feisty and loves his swims, but hasn’t quite figured out how to eat fish yet!

Guestbook for Spiny Kobi

  1. Spiny Kobi, good luck in quarantine! Hope you are doing well there and showing hopeful signs for future treatment! Sending love ❤️!! Thank you to the rescuers and the people who are watching over, right now.

  2. Hi Spiny Kobi, you were named by my son and he hopes that you’ll get better soon and be released back into the wild once you recover!

  3. Hello Spiny Kobi cuttie little seal. You are so handsome already, imagine when you grow stronger. You have an amazing team by your side and all my love and prayers. 😘 xxx

  4. “Hi Spiny Kobi, I gave you that name, you are named after my sister Kobi (I gave her that name too), and I love Spinosaurus! I love you! I was fundraising for you for my 5th birthday my mom and dad, grandpa, grandma, and friends helped me. I fundraised $1000 for 4 month! I told people I didn’t want presents, and wanted to save a baby seal! Do the fishes swim away from you at fish school? Do they bonk you? in the head?” Koen xoxoxo

  5. Hi Spiny Kobi! Hope your eye injury is healing & you are doing well at VA! I know they will give you the best care and help you get stronger and stronger. Good luck learning to eat your fishes…”One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish” LOL. Keep swimming and being feisty and know that you are loved. Lots of love coming your way sweet Seal!!

  6. I’m so happy to hear you’re eating in your own now! Can’t wait to see more updated pictures of you!

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