MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Vivian Island

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2351

Admitted on: 2023/08/08

Collection Site: False Creek

Reason for Admission: Marine Mammal Disturbance, Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 47 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days)

Current Habitat: Out of Quarantine

Once a patient has spent some time in quarantine and been given a clean bill of health, they are moved to a larger and deeper tub and leave quarantine. Here they can improve their skills until they are moved to a pool with other harbour seals.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance

Patient Progress

Fish School Vivian Island is now in fish school. She is currently learning how to eat fish on her own. All pups are initially hand-fed, but later fish is just thrown into their tub to give them an opportunity to dive for, grab and swallow the fish whole, head first. It's something all pups need to learn, and it requires quite some skill. Eventually, Vivian Island will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Wiggly and energetic, she is gaining weight on formula in quarantine.

Vivian is gaining weight well in quarantine!

She is now out of quarantine!

Vivian has completed the weaning process! Her diet has now completely transitioned to fish and is starting fish school.

Vivian is making progress in fish school!

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