MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bleached Brunette

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2267

Admitted on: 2022/07/29

Collection Site: Mayne Island

Reason for Admission: Failure to thrive

Weight at Admission: 7.1 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 122 days (4 months)

Current Habitat: Orca Pool

This is a pool designed to accommodate cetaceans, e. g. harbour porpoise. It is also used as the largest pre-release pool, holding 160,000 litres of water. When used for harbour seal pups, those who have made it this far will soon be released. They have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own and compete with others. They are probably already tagged as well. Now they only need to gain a little bit of weight.

Also in Orca Pool with Bleached Brunette:Wakame, Black Tassel

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2022/07/22

Weight at Admission: 7.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Bleached Brunette 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

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