Luna may be one of the smallest and lightest patients admitted this season, but she's got a lot to say!
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.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Harbour Air
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.