MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Chill Pill

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2332

Admitted on: 2023/07/25

Collection Site: Salt Spring Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 8.7 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 61 days (2 months)

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

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/20

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Pre-Release Pool Chill Pill 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

Chill Pill is not out of quarantine, still getting formula and gaining weight.

Chill Pill has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school! He’s now learning how to eat fish independently.

Chill Pill is now in Cali! He’s completed fish school and is now joined by Carlson and Darcy to learn how to socialize and compete for fish.

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