MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2296

Admitted on: 2022/09/06

Collection Site: Nanaimo Harbour

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 12.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 83 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 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 Dulse:Milky Way, Hairy Pottery, Sesame Snap, Water Silk, Suction Cup, Turkish Washcloth, Flat Pom Pom

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2022/08/16

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Dulse has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own and that he can compete for food with other harbour seals. He has been moved to a larger pool where he can further test and improve his skills. He will move between pools as he progresses further and develops his skills until he reaches his 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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