MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Phoenix Island

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2329

Admitted on: 2023/07/23

Collection Site: Savary Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 63 days (2 months, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines

Patient Progress

Fish School Phoenix Island is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Phoenix Island will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Phoenix is now out of quarantine! He is still getting formula and gaining weight.

Phoenix is weaning! He’ll soon be in fish school where he will learn to eat fish independently.

Phoenix is now in fish school! He’s now learning how to eat fish independently.

Phoenix is making good progress in fish school! He’s eating well and getting closer to eating on his own.

Phoenix is doing great in fish school and eating on his own!

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