MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Leaky Tub

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2180

Admitted on: 2021/07/28

Collection Site: Lions Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated;

Weight at Admission: 6.05 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 51 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 6 days)

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: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

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Guestbook for Leaky Tub

  1. I hope you will take after anthropologist Mary Leakey (pun intended) and be strong, smart, and determined. All the best of luck during your time in Vancouver.

  2. Ha ha what a silly name “Leaky Tub”. I bet there is a funny story that comes along with that. Ou look like you are a tiny little pup so drink your milk and learn to eat your fishes okay? They will help you grow big and strong so you can get back to your wonderful home in the ocean. Sending you lots of love and healthy thoughts.

  3. Oh how I miss you leaky tub. You were such a smart pup and found shelter on the fastest speedboat on the dock. Leaky tub had other plans that day.

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