VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1824

Admitted on: 2018/07/08

Collection Site: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (Jericho)

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; emaciated

Weight at Admission: 5.35 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 100 days (3 months, 1 week, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2018/10/16

Release Site: Iona Beach

Release Weight: 23.71 kg

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Patient Updates

Sapphire was released after 100 days in our care.

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

Sapphire has joined lots of friends in a large pre-release pool where she's picking up the last skills she needs to survive on her own. She's also gained a lot of weight!

Sapphire has been paired with Lawsonite in the Halibut pool for a while now. They seem to be getting along really well, though we're hearing that tiny Sapphire is the boss in that pool...

Sapphire still has a few things to learn in fish school, but she's in her own pool for now, and will hopefully pick up the last skills she needs to make it in competition with other seal pups in a larger pre-release pool...

Well, that didn't work out. She's back in her tub. We'll try again. This is her getting weighed this morning...

Sapphire has been upgraded to the "big kid pool" where she will learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals... and she's still tiny!

Sapphire is making good progress in fish school. She's eating herring with a little help. Sapphire is still tiny, and that herring looks massive in comparison to her -- but somehow she's making it work.

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