MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Goof Ball

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2342

Admitted on: 2023/08/02

Collection Site: Hornby Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated, Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 9 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 53 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days)

Current Habitat: Lumpsucker 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.

Also in Lumpsucker Pool with Goof Ball:Couch Potato, Happy Camper

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/31

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Goof Ball 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

Goofball is an energetic individual who loves his swims!

Goof Ball has been moved to out of quarantine and has begun the weaning process! Here his diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.

He has finished the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Goof Ball is making progress in fish school and gaining confidence eating on his own.

Goof Ball now joins Happy Camper in Lumpsucker!

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