VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1999

Admitted on: 2019/08/19

Collection Site: Savary Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.65 kg

Patient Status: released

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

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Pacific Coastal Airlines


Release Date: 2019/11/02

Release Site: Tsawwassen

Release Weight: 23 kg

Patient Updates

Eminemone was released after 75 days in our care.

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

Eminemone has been moved to a pre-release pool. She's steadily gained weight over the last few weeks and is looking great!

Eminemone is now in a bigger "training" pool. That'll allow her to learn how to compete for fish with other seal pups.

Eminemone is making good progress in fish school. She's already eating all on her own!

Eminemone is still in quarantine. She is receiving additional extra salt baths, which supports wound healing. The water is heated to make sure she doesn't get too cold.

Eminemone is slowly making progress. She's very alert, quite curious and will hopefully begin to gain weight soon. As she has multiple wounds, she is receiving anti-inflammatory and pain medication in addition to antibiotics, and that seems to be working for her.

Guestbook for Eminemone

  1. I was happy to see that the baby seal survived her journey. If she can get healthy again, we hope she could eventually be released back into her natural habitat in the waters around Savary Island. We are very grateful for all the help when we rescued this baby seal. So glad to have found this link to check on her recovery. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hopefully she makes it back to โ€˜the deep holeโ€™ here on Savary once she is healthy again. Was so sad watching her and listening to her cry. She seemed to just be getting skinnier and skinnier and no mother was ever seen.

  3. Best of luck little sweet one.
    We look forward to.seeing you grow old on the shores of Savary Island. You are a fighter!!!

  4. Hoping for a return to Savary Island as she’s certainly become one of Savary’s gems. What a great group of people who looked out for her and thank you for giving her a chance.

  5. So happy to see this adorable little face in such great care. Canโ€™t wait to see her swim free again!

  6. The photos and progress updates on sweet little Eminemone are very encouraging! It is so nice to read about how she is doing as she recovers. Sending positive thoughts her way for a full recovery ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 15 days already… hope she is doing okay. Wish we would hear that her wounds have healed up and that she is putting on weight. Fingers crossed…

  8. Wow!
    Day 24, that is amazing.
    Hoping you will soon graduate into the next steps. Keep fighting little love

  9. When I compare those first photos to the most recent ones I see such a wonderful improvement. Thank you so much for helping baby Eminemone survive and thrive!

  10. She is looking great. Thanks to all the staff at the Rescue Centre for doing such an awesome job!

  11. Many thanks to all the good folks at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center and to Susan Mackay of the Wild Ocean Whale Society for helping this baby seal to survive and thrive. Swim free Eminemone!

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