Seal-O is doing well in his pool and learning how to compete with other seals, while gaining weight in preparation for release.
Seal O Green
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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Staff
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.