MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Over the Moon

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2331

Admitted on: 2023/07/24

Collection Site: Fanny Bay

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 6.85 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 62 days (2 months, 1 day)

Current Habitat: Cali Pool

This is a pre-release pool. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Cali Pool with Over the Moon:Cloud Nine, Tight Spot

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/16

Weight at Admission: 4.5 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Over the Moon has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Over the Moon is now out of quarantine! Still getting formula and gaining weight.

Over the Moon is now in fish school! He is now learning how to eat fish independently.

Over the Moon is now in Sea Star! He’s eating well independently and is enjoying extra space to swim and haul out.

Over the Moon now joins Tight Spot and Cloud Nine in Cali! Here she will learn to socialize and compete for fish.

Guestbook for Over the Moon

  1. Way to go “over the moon” keep on growing!! Thank you to everyone providing care for the little one and special thanks to IWNCC for your part in stabilizing him.

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