VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Smokey Quartz

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV18112

Admitted on: 2018/08/02

Collection Site: Fraser River

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; log boom

Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 73 days (2 months, 1 week, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2018/10/14

Release Site: Tsawwassen

Release Weight: 26.27 kg


Smokey Quartz was very lucky to have been rescued from a log boom on the Fraser River by Kat and her father-in-law. They drove him all the way to the rescue centre! (Thanks so much!)

Patient Updates

Smokey Quartz was released after 73 days in our care.

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

We barely recognized Smokey Quartz today! He's grown so much and is looking great in his pre-release pool!

Vet tech Bree: "Smokey Quartz has just started eating fish on his own. He’s extremely handsome and he knows it. Every time I check in on him he’s suckling on his flips."

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