MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2157

Admitted on: 2021/07/19

Collection Site: Yarrow

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight; Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 7.2 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 60 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Steller Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Steller Pool with Queso:Cabriole, Salsa, Hannah, Electro, Waltz

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Queso has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

Patient Updates

Queso has already made it into a pre-release pool. Here, she'll continue to gain weight and work on her food competition skills.

Guestbook for Queso

  1. Ha Queso! My favorite! Hi there sweet Queso. Sending you prayers, love and healthy thoughts. Keep fighting and being strong. Take care- xoxo

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