MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Acadia

Patient Record

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.

Also in Steller Pool with Acadia:Jazz, Fenway, Tiny Tony, Candy Corn

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Weight

Date Weight in kg

2021/07/03 8.20

2021/07/14 10.70

2021/07/17 11.57

2021/07/21 11.20

Patient Progress

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.

Patient Updates

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.

Guestbook for Acadia

  1. Hi! I am Efrain, my wife and I found baby Acadia last Friday, July the 2nd. We just wanted to thank you for taking care of her, and we sure hope she gets better, you guys rock!

  2. Acadia- Sending you love, prayers and hope. MMRC is the best place for marine mammals so please hang in there. They will do everything they can to help you feel better and grow strong and healthy. Be well my harbour seal friend.

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