Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2129
Admitted on: 2021/07/09
Collection Site: Tsawwassen Beach
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Maternal separation;
Weight at Admission: 8.8 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 20 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
Fish School Barnacle Bill 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, Barnacle Bill will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.
There are no updates for Barnacle Bill yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...