MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Quick Step

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2196

Admitted on: 2021/08/04

Collection Site: N/A

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 11.55 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 44 days (1 month, 2 weeks)

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: IWNCC

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

Quick Step is a feisty one! When we checked in on him, he gave us the full "dangerous predator" routine, indicating that he didn't like us too much. That's okay, and actually a good sign ─ we don't want our little patients to like us.

Guestbook for Quick Step

  1. Hi Mr. Quick Step- The video says and shows you are feisty. I bet you are a curious little fellow and excited to be at MMRC. I hope you feel better soon and the next time I check on you you will be much bigger and stronger. Sending you lots of prayers.

  2. What feisty little guy you are sweet seal Quick Step get well soon little guy 💖

If you would like to share a story about Quick Step or leave any comments or well wishes, this is the place to do it.

Your email address is recorded to respond to your comment and to detect spam, but it will not be published, used for any other reason or given to any third parties.