VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2015

Admitted on: 2020/07/05

Collection Site: Blackie Spit, Surrey

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 9.81 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 59 days (1 month, 4 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2020/09/02

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 19.3 kg

Patient Updates

Beau was released after 59 days in our care.

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

And another successful release! Good luck, Beau, and make us proud!

Beau has come a long way in his rehabilitation process and is getting ready for release, just needs to gain a few more kilos!

Like all his pool mates, Beau likes to bathe in the sun. He's made great progress and is certainly looking very handsome!

Beau has been fully weaned, but he still requires some encouragement in fish school.

Beau is being described as a "very good boy" ─ meaning that he's learning quickly, is already being weaned and will be on fish tomorrow!

Beau seems to be an easy patient. He's rather sweet, doing really well and gaining weight.

Guestbook for Beau

  1. Our family were at Blackie Spit yesterday and saw Beau. Some children had called the rescue and had made a large circle in the sand for people to give him space. He looked so tiny. Thank you to your staff an volunteers for caring for this baby.

  2. We are the family who phone in about Beau being stranded at Blackie Spit. We were just checking the website to see how he was. My girls really fell in love with him. Thank you for all you do for marine mammals! Any updates you could send are welcome.

  3. You’re a handsome boy, beau! Good luck to you in your recovery! Love and hugs to you as you work your way toward release! xoxo

  4. Beau, be a good boy and eat lots of fish !
    Hope you’re gaining weight nicely, getting ready to a fully adult life. ?

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