VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Tuna Fey

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1905

Admitted on: 2019/06/02

Collection Site: Collision Point, Masset

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 7.5 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 80 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines


Release Date: 2019/08/21

Release Site: South of Masset

Release Weight: 23.45 kg

Patient Updates

Tuna Fey was released after 80 days in our care.

"Tuna was flown to Haida Gwaii where she was originally rescued from. She was released by DFO officers."

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

We can barely believe it, but "little" Tuna is ready for release. Next week, she will return to Haida Gwaii, where she was originally rescued from. Good luck, Tuna & do us proud!

"Little" Tuna has grown a lot, and gained plenty of weight. She'll need it soon to survive in the wild while she perfects her hunting skills. For now, though, she's still figuring out how to compete for fish with other seal pups...

Tiny pup in a huge pool! Tuna has been "upgraded" to a pre-release pool where she's the only patient right now.

Tuna Fey has made good progress. Her wounds are healing nicely, she's gaining weight ─ and she's began eating fish on her own!

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