MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

On The Ball

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2365

Admitted on: 2023/09/08

Collection Site: Prevost Island

Reason for Admission: Emaciated, Dehydrated, Wounds

Weight at Admission: 11.85 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 16 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: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/09/02

Weight at Admission: 10.45 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Fish School On The Ball 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, On The Ball will eat entirely on her own at which point she will graduate from fish school.

Patient Updates

On the ball is weaning! After the weaning process she’ll be in fish school, where she will learn how to eat fish on her own.

On the Ball has completed the weaning process and is eating fish all on her own!

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