Fillet has advanced to a pre-release pool where she'll continue to gain weight and learn how to compete for fish. Well done!
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2164
Admitted on: 2021/07/23
Collection Site: English Bay
Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance; Maternal separation;
Weight at Admission: 8.95 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 56 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days)
Current Habitat: Harbour 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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance
Pre-Release Pool Fillet 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.