MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Water Silk

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2245

Admitted on: 2022/07/21

Collection Site: South Pender Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.15 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 130 days (4 months, 1 week, 1 day)

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 Water Silk:Dulse, Milky Way, Hairy Pottery, Sesame Snap, Suction Cup, Turkish Washcloth, Flat Pom Pom

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2022/07/19

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Water Silk 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.

Patient Updates

There are no updates for Water Silk yet, but we are working on it. Please check back soon...

Please do not contact the rescue centre for updates. The information published here is the latest, and we will publish more updates as they become available.

Guestbook for Water Silk

  1. Hi Water Silk! Happy to see you are at MMRC where they will give you lots of TLC and the very best care. Sending lots of love and healing thoughts your way. Keep being brave and strong so you can get well soon.

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