VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2009

Admitted on: 2020/06/26

Collection Site: Port Mellon, BC

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.6 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 86 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: BCSPCA

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/20

Release Site: Blackie Spit Park

Patient Updates

MWP was released after 86 days in our care.

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

MWP is in our biggest pool where he is rapidly gaining weight and preparing for life in the ocean.

MWP is quite large now, he looks like a whole new pup and loves playing with his 10 other pool mates.

MWP has made steady progress and is clearly enjoying his big pool and the company.

Progress! MWP has moved to a training pool. In a few days, he'll be able to graduate to a pre-release pool, once he's a little more comfortable.

MWP seems to have settled in nicely. He was quite active today, alert and curious ─ all good signs!

Guestbook for MWP

  1. We are all so happy Mr. MWP made it safely from a Port Mellon industrial site via the amazing girls from the SPCA and Harbour Air! The response time from MMR and the SPCA from our initial call to the time MWP was secured in a crate was less than 4 hours! Simply amazing! We all so look forward to seeing this adorable little pup’s rehabilitation and eventual release back to the ocean! Thank you, all!

  2. Oh my goodness! The cuteness! He seems so much more comfortable. I can’t wait to see the lil fella grow up! <3

  3. Have fun with your new buddies as you work toward your release! Your so cute and you make the world a better place! Hugs and love to you! xoxo

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