MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Kootenay Point Reefs

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2361

Admitted on: 2023/08/21

Collection Site: Keats Island

Reason for Admission: Underweight, Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 34 days (1 month, 3 days)

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: VPD Vessel

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

She’s settled in her tub in quarantine and is gaining plenty of weight of formula. She’s become an energetic and vocal seal!

She’s a very energetic! She’s gaining plenty of weight on formula.

Kootenay is gaining weight and is in fish school! She’s gaining confidence eating fish on her own.

Kootenay is doing great in fish school and eating on her own now!

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