VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1809

Admitted on: 2018/06/20

Collection Site: Saanich

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.5 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 70 days (2 months, 1 week, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2018/08/29

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 22 kg

Patient Updates

Garnet was released after 70 days in our care.

You can see the list of all animals released at this release in the release record.

Garnet has been moved to a pre-release pool, where he has joined Beryl. He is now learning to compete for fish - a vital skill if he wants to survive in the wild!

Garnet is finally eating fish on his own, and he is loving the fact that he gets at least 4-6 baths a day. He’s an independent boy now!

Garnet has left quarantine, but is still in "fish school" and learning how to eat fish. He's making very good progress!

Guestbook for Garnet

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