MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Baby Blues

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2328

Admitted on: 2023/07/22

Collection Site: Neck Point Park, Nanaimo

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Wounds, Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 9.9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 64 days (2 months, 3 days)

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 Baby Blues:Darcy, Race Rocks, Chill Pill, Danger Reefs, Strawberry Islet, Fitz Island, Storm Rock

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/08

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Baby Blues 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

Baby Blues is now weaned onto fish! He’s currently in fish school learning how to eat independently.

He’s now in Rockfish! He’s now got more space to swim and new individuals to socialize with.

Guestbook for Baby Blues

  1. Hi there Baby Blues! So good to see how much better you are doing since we found you on that rocky beach.
    We’re rooting for you to become a happy and healthy seal, who is going to swim in the Salish Sea once again.
    Much love, Elsa, Erin, David and Stefano

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