MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Seal O Green

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2145

Admitted on: 2021/07/14

Collection Site: Deep Cove

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 96 days (3 months, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool, holding 160,000 litres of water. When used for harbour seal pups, those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. They are probably already tagged as well. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Seal O Green :Macarena, Lambada, Troika, Pebbles, Cadbury, Otea, Minuet, Leaky Tub, Borris, Lucky, Igor, Echo

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

Seal-O is doing well in his pool and learning how to compete with other seals, while gaining weight in preparation for release.

Guestbook for Seal O Green

  1. You are so tiny Seal O Green, you look like fighter be strong little seal 💖

  2. Hi there sweet little Seal O Green pup. I thought I left you a message weeks ago but sorry it didn’t post. Since its been a while I hope you are doing well and feeling better and better. The update says you are already in fish school so that is terrific news! Keep up the good work so you can grow bigger and stronger every day. Sending you lots of healthy and positive thoughts. Take care and know that you are loved. Get well soon Mr. Seal O Green!!

  3. Keep up the good work Seal O Green. It sounds like you’ve worked hard and are now in fish school and in a big pool with other seal friends. Continue to eat your fishes and you’ll be outta there and back in the big blue ocean soon!

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