MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Milky Way

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2287

Admitted on: 2022/08/14

Collection Site: Bowen Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, eye injury

Weight at Admission: 8.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 41 days (1 month, 1 week, 4 days)

Current Habitat: Ellie Pool

Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.

Also in Ellie Pool with Milky Way:Junior Mint, Spiky Rose

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Private Vessel, MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Milky Way has demonstrated that she is confident eating fish on her own. She has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where she can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. She will move to a larger pool once she is confident enough.

Patient Updates

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

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Guestbook for Milky Way

  1. So glad to see Milky Way getting bigger and seemed so better. Hope her eye injury is not too bad. Thanks for all the good work your doing!

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