MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Kaitlyn

Patient Record

Nickname: Kait

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2185

Admitted on: 2021/07/31

Collection Site: Beach Grove, Tsawwassen

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 6.5 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 48 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 3 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: Private Vessel, MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

One thing is obvious... Kait loves her bath time!

Kait is still a bit on the weak and skinny side... but she'll get there!

Guestbook for Kaitlyn

  1. “K-k-k-katy, beautiful Kaity,” may you thrive in your new temporary home.

  2. She is so beautiful! I am so happy you guys rescued her. She’s gonna live a good life <3

  3. Hi teeny tiny Kaitlyn. I love that they posted a video of you so i can see how full of cuteness you are. You are vocal and curious and I bet you grow up to be lots of fun. Drink your milk so you can grow big and strong. Much love and prayers coming to you.

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