MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Harlow

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2156

Admitted on: 2021/07/18

Collection Site: Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated;

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 61 days (2 months)

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: 2021/07/14

Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Harlow 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, Harlow will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

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

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Guestbook for Harlow

  1. Hi tiny Harrow- I’m sending you happy, healthy thoughts. The MMRC have rescued you so you are a lucky little pup. They will give you the best care so stay strong while they do so. Take care precious little seal pup, Harrow. Be well!

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