MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Turkish Washcloth

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2234

Admitted on: 2022/07/13

Collection Site: Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.65 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 138 days (4 months, 2 weeks, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Stickleback Pool with Turkish Washcloth:Dulse, Milky Way, Hairy Pottery, Sesame Snap, Water Silk, Suction Cup, Flat Pom Pom

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2022/07/08

Weight at Admission: 7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Turkish Washcloth has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own and that she can compete for food with other harbour seals. She has been moved to a larger pool where she can further test and improve her skills. She will move between pools as she progresses further and develops her skills until she reaches her release weight. It can take just a few weeks or several months before a patient is ready for release, depending on health status and treatment plan, weight gain and transport availability.

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