MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2133

Admitted on: 2021/07/10

Collection Site: Wise Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: 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: 2021/07/04

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

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

Guestbook for Disco

  1. Hi Disco! What a silly name. The caretakers at MMRC and VanAqua will give you lots of TLC and take good care of you. Stay strong and be brave okay? Sending you love, prayers and hope for a long healthy life. If you and Jitterbug feel better soon I bet ya’ll will have a big party with the other seals named after dances. Be strong little seal friend.

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