MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Munchies

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2136

Admitted on: 2021/07/12

Collection Site: White Rock

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Underweight;

Weight at Admission: 8.35 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 17 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: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Munchies is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her 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, Munchies will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Munchies is one of the most vocal patients on site. She can be heard from all over the rescue as she is demanding... er... lunch & dinner at once?!

Guestbook for Munchies

  1. Hi there cute Miss Munchie Munch. You have been at MMRC so I know they are taking great care of you. They are feeding you a yummy milk formula so drink up! You look like an innocent little muffin in your picture but you are missing a big smile. I hope the next time I check on you they post a new pic with a big smile on your face and full belly. Be brave and stay strong. Love you!

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