MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Strawberry Islet

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2315

Admitted on: 2023/07/11

Collection Site: Reed Point Marina

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 75 days (2 months, 2 weeks)

Current Habitat: Rockfish 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 Rockfish Pool with Strawberry Islet:Darcy, Race Rocks, Chill Pill, Baby Blues, Danger Reefs, Fitz Island, Storm Rock

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Strawberry Islet 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

Strawberry is now out of quarantine! She’s bright, energetic, and gaining weight with formula.

She has finished weaning and is now in fish school!

Strawberry is now eating on her own!

She’s now in Rockfish! Strawberry can now enjoy more swimming space and socialization with new individuals.

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