VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2017

Admitted on: 2020/07/06

Collection Site: Esquimalt, BC

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 6.4 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 85 days (2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/29

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 20.4 kg

Patient Updates

Dawn was released after 85 days in our care.

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

Dawn has been moved to one of our pre release pools where she can compete with 7 other seals in deeper water. So far she is doing great, but still needs to gain some more weight before release.

While Carlita has been moved to a new pool, Dawn has quickly found a new friend…Cotopaxie! These girls are attached at the hip and love to sun bathe on their haul out.

Dawn suckles anything and everything, and will in fact choose suckling over eating. Not ready to grow up?

Dawn is currently in a pool together with Carlita ─ and they're the cutest thing ever.

Dawn has been fully weaned and is eating only herring now! She has almost graduated from fish school!

She still looks a bit skinny, but there's progress! She seems to be doing well.

Guestbook for Dawn

  1. Hoping you make a strong and healthy recovery Dawn; you got a cheer section wishing you all the best!

If you would like to share a story about Dawn or leave any comments or well wishes, this is the place to do it.

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