MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bossa Nova

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2159

Admitted on: 2021/07/20

Collection Site: Valdes Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 9.95 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 59 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Coho Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Coho Pool with Bossa Nova:Igor, Zook

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/13

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Bossa Nova has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Bossa Nova seems to be the shy but curious type!

Guestbook for Bossa Nova

  1. I have to say i don’t know the Bossa Nova so I will have to learn. Welcome to MMRC they will give you the best care so you can grow big and strong. Sending you prayers and love. Take care and i’ll check on you soon.

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