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: released

Time in Care: 94 days (3 months, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/31

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2023/11/04

Release Site: Iona Beach

Release Weight: 22.5 kg

Patient Updates

Goof Ball was released after 94 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

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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