MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Kenneth

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2118

Admitted on: 2021/06/26

Collection Site: Deep Cove

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 33 days (1 month, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Weight

Date Weight in kg

2021/06/26 8.00

2021/07/17 11.55

2021/07/21 11.14

2021/07/25 11.3

Patient Progress

Fish School Kenneth 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, Kenneth will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Kenneth is in the final stages of fish school. Last we checked, he still needed a little bit of help. But he's getting there. Not long and he'll be off to a small pool to meet other seals!

Guestbook for Kenneth

  1. Wishing you all the very best of healing love, Kenneth. You have the same name as my Dad so I’ll be rooting for you and watching closely for updates. Be strong and let the folks at MMRC take care of you until you’re ready to swim free again

  2. Hi Kenneth- Sending you all the love, prayers and healthy positive thoughts to you at MMRC. They will take care of you so you can heal and be able to return to your home in the ocean. I am pulling for you to have a long happy life. You can eat your fishes and make seal friends while you are at the aquarium so get well soon Mr. Kenneth.

  3. I’m under quarantine just like you and I share your first name too! Wishing you all the best and sending you lots of love!

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