MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Silver Surfer

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2355

Admitted on: 2023/08/13

Collection Site: Thetis Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 10.39 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 42 days (1 month, 1 week, 4 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: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/08/07

Weight at Admission: 9.07 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School Silver Surfer is now in fish school. He is currently learning how to eat fish on his 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, Silver Surfer will eat entirely on his own at which point he will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

Silver Surfer is settling into his new tub in Quarantine after transfer from Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre.

Silver Surfer has been moved to out of quarantine! He’s also begun the weaning process, where his diet will be switched from formula to fish.

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

Silver Surfer is making great progress in fish school and is eating on his own!

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