VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Keanu Reefs

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1954

Admitted on: 2019/07/25

Collection Site: Thormanby Islands (Powell River)

Reason for Admission: Wounds; Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.45 kg

Patient Status: released

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

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2019/10/06

Release Site: Iona Beach

Release Weight: 23.9 kg

Patient Updates

Keanu Reefs was released after 73 days in our care.

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

Believe it or not, when we asked what's special about Keanu, we were told that he has a "he cute little nose". Well, we can't argue with that.

Keanu is progressing normally. He is no longer receiving medication and is gaining weight.

Guestbook for Keanu Reefs

  1. This little guy was found on Merry Island. We watched him for 6 days and hoped his mother would return, but he got weaker and spent days on the rocks in the sun. The last 2 days he tried to climb into our transom well. We threw him back in the water, but on the 6th day we figured he was not going to get re-united with his mother, we called the rescue center and delivered him to Halfmoon Bay, and they picked him up within 2 hours!

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