MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Hula

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2175

Admitted on: 2021/07/26

Collection Site: North Saanich

Reason for Admission:

Weight at Admission: 7.15 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 53 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 1 day)

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: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Hula 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, Hula will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Hula is very vocal, which is a good sign! Small but mighty, this one ─ now he just needs to gain more weight!

Guestbook for Hula

  1. Hi Hula- Welcome to MMRC a wonderful place where you will be well taken care of. Sending you lots of happy, healing, positive thoughts. Praying you gain weight and grow big and strong. You are brave and loved. Be well Hula Hula!!

  2. Aren’t you the cutest littlest seal pup Hula! Glad to see a picture of your precious little self. I wish I could boop your snout.
    Sending more love, prayers and healthy thoughts.

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