MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Garry Point

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2354

Admitted on: 2023/08/10

Collection Site: 10 Mile Point, Victoria

Reason for Admission: Lethargic, Emaciated, Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 8.1 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 45 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day)

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: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Garry Point 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, Garry Point will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Has settled into comfort tent, where she will receive formula and electrolytes to help her hydrate and gain weight.

Garry is doing well gaining weight on formula!

Garry continues to be an energetic seal and has been moved out of quarantine!

Garry has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Guestbook for Garry Point

  1. My daughter was part of this little one’s rescue. She is doing a student placement at the Shaw Centre of the Salish Seas. And that day when they got the call was a definite highlight for her. Happy to see that she is getting stronger. Thank you for your care

  2. After seeing photos of you on rescue day, it’s so great to hear that you’re on the mend! Looking forward to seeing you heal and grow into a wonderful pinniped! Much love from Sidney 🫶

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