Staff started weaning Acadia on July 14. It took him a while to get through fish school, but he's now already in a pre-release pool with lots of new friends, working on his food competition skills.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2121
Admitted on: 2021/07/02
Collection Site: Acadia Beach
Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Wounds;
Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 27 days
Current Habitat: Steller Pool
This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Date Weight in kg
Pre-Release Pool Acadia 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.