MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2132

Admitted on: 2021/07/10

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Marine mammal disturbance;

Weight at Admission: 9.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 19 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: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/02

Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Foxtrot yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

Guestbook for Foxtrot

  1. Hi Foxtrot- You were also given a funny name after a ballroom dance. I am sending you lots of love, faith and hope so you can feel well soon. MMRC will take good care of you so be strong and brave okay? I hope all the newly admitted seals are better soon and can have a big seal dance party to celebrate all of their fun names. Take care my seal friend.

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