VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2008

Admitted on: 2020/06/26

Collection Site: Fraser River, Burnaby

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.75 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 68 days (2 months, 1 week)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/09/02

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 19.35 kg

Patient Updates

Dexter was released after 68 days in our care.

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

Aaaaand he's gone! Good luck out there, Dexter. We're all rooting for you!

Dexter came in a tiny pup still with his lanugo fur but has now grown up and is in the biggest pre release pool on site!

Dexter has been upgraded to a training pool and is now figuring out how to compete for food. He seemed a little distracted when we last checked in on him, but he'll figure this out quickly.

Dexter's first exam found nothing out of the ordinary. He was born prematurely, and that comes with a few issues that staff are keeping a close eye on.

Guestbook for Dexter

  1. We were there to see the rescue and we are so glad to hear that Dexter is doing well! we will check in every day to make sure he is doing good.

  2. So happy to see Dexter in good care! My parents found Dexter stranded and was able to call MMR for help! Strive on, Dexter!

  3. We were with Hannah and family at the scene. Glad he has a happy ending!
    Apparently he was premature, and you could see the umbilical cord hanging off his belly. He was so cute! Wishing him lots of love as he grows up.

  4. Our family was there when Dexter was rescued. Wishing him a life full of joy, and glad he will have a happy ending. We will always have him in our hearts.

  5. I love Dexter! This other couple found him and called us over to see
    him and then they called the MMR. Then we waited for an hour but it was
    worth it!

    -XOXO Katrina

  6. I just adopted Dexter and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I would love to keep updated about his journey/ progress. He has the sweetest little face. Go Dexter!

  7. Your smile warms my heart Dexter! Good luck on your continued recovery! Love and hugs to you! xoxo

  8. You’ve come a long way Dexter! Great to see how you’ve grown! the smile on your face says it all! Wishing you all the best as you continue your recovery! Hugs and love to you! xoxo

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