MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Luna

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2186

Admitted on: 2021/07/31

Collection Site: Metchosin

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 5.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 48 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 4 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: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

Luna may be one of the smallest and lightest patients admitted this season, but she's got a lot to say!

Guestbook for Luna

  1. So tiny! I hope you do well, little Luna. Eat, sleep, paddle in the water, and build up your strength.

  2. Hi Sweet baby Luna or should i say Little Luna? As Granfran says, I hope you eat, sleep, paddle in the water and build up your strength. Im sending you prayers and healing thoughts so you can get well soon okay?

  3. Hi Luna- Came to check on you and hope you are doing well. I see the cute video and you look great. Its been a few more days so I hope you’ve grown bigger and stronger since then. Sending love and prayers my friend.

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