MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Eye Candy

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2321

Admitted on: 2023/07/17

Collection Site: North Pender Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Emaciated, Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 69 days (2 months, 1 week, 1 day)

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 Eye Candy:Piece of Cake, Crème De La Crème, Bertha Island

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/09

Weight at Admission: 5.9 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Eye Candy 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

Eye Candy has progressed through fish school at an amazing rate and is now eating on her own in Rockfish with Bertha and Crème de la Crème, where she will learn to socialize and compete for fish in a larger space.

Eye Candy is a lively animal who’s competing well in Orca! She’s followed her initial pool-mates Bertha and Crème de la Crème into the final pre-release pool.

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