Carlson is now out of quarantine! He’s gaining weight well on formula.
Species: Harbour Seal
Patient ID: PV2336
Admitted on: 2023/07/28
Collection Site: Quadra Island
Reason for Admission: Marine Mammal Disturbance
Weight at Admission: 9.2 kg
Patient Status: in care
Time in Care: 58 days (1 month, 4 weeks)
Current Habitat: Ellie Pool
Patients that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a pool where they can learn how to compete with other animals. This is one of the smaller pools with a haul-out platform in the centre. It can only fit a few animals and is a good starting point for patients that have never been housed with another seal.
Received from: (Direct to MMR)
Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines
"Training" Pool Carlson Reef 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.
Carlson has started weaning! Here his diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.
Carlson has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school!
Carlson is now eating confidently on his own! He’s now in Cali with Chill Pill and Darcy, where he will learn to socialize and compete for fish.
Carlson is now in Ellie! Here he’ll be able to learn how to compete and socialize with other animals.