VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Ocean Liner

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2016

Admitted on: 2020/07/05

Collection Site: Oak Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 10.67 kg

Patient Status: released

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

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/06/28

Weight at Admission: 9.07 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/02

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 19.7 kg

Patient Updates

Sam was released after 59 days in our care.

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

Sam's off to a new start ─ back where he belongs. Good luck, Sam!

Sam is competing well in his pre release pool, and much prefers swimming to sun bathing.

Sam has made good progress over the last few weeks. He really seems to be enjoying his pre-release pool ─ and extended sun bathing with his buddies.

Sam has left quarantine, is eating fish on his own and will soon move to a pool.

Sam is a 'slippery' patient. He doesn't want to be handled when it's time for his fish feeds, but he also can't swallow fish himself yet. So he puts up with his caretakers... with protest.

Guestbook for Sam

  1. Welcome, sweet Sam ❤ I hope you thrive at MMR, and have some fun too! There’s a big ocean waiting out there for you…

  2. My husband and I found Sam and we are so happy he is doing well learning how to eat fish.
    Keep on learning Sam ❤️

  3. Very happy that you’re doing well and will be released soon! Best wishes for a long and happy life out there in the big ocean! You are loved! xoxo

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