VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18111

Admitted on: 2018/08/02

Collection Site: Whytecliff Park

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; emaciated

Weight at Admission: 10.25 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 75 days (2 months, 2 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2018/10/16

Release Site: Iona Beach

Release Weight: 28.81 kg


Members of the public reported a harbour seal pup hauled out on a rocky beach near Whytecliff Park. The animal had been observed in the same location for at least one week and was emaciated.

Patient Updates

Carnelian was released after 75 days in our care.

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

Carnelian has made the big move to a pre-release pool where he still looks a little bit out of place. But he'll get there, as he figures out how to compete with other seal pups for food...

Carnelian eats fish on his own! Yay! Well done, Carnelian!

Carnelian is doing well with weaning. He is a bit dramatic, but we figured Carnelian was the perfect dramatic name for this dramatic boy. He likes to roll on his back while fish feeding.

Guestbook for Carnelian

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