MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Go Bananas

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2362

Admitted on: 2023/08/15

Collection Site: Parksville

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated, Wounds

Weight at Admission: 9.98 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 40 days (1 month, 1 week, 2 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: 2023/08/09

Weight at Admission: 7.2 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

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

Patient Updates

She has settled into her new space in quarantine and is gaining weight nicely.

She has gained a great amount of weight since her arrival and is very energetic during her swims!

Go Bananas has completed the weaning process and is in fish school! She’s making good progress and gaining confidence eating fish on her own.

Go Bananas is doing great in fish school and is eating on her own!

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