VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Canoe

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2019

Admitted on: 2020/07/07

Collection Site: Pender Island, BC

Reason for Admission: Dehydrated; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 11.7 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 53 days (1 month, 3 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/01

Weight at Admission: 8.6 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/08/29

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 23.2 kg

Patient Updates

Dougie was released after 53 days in our care.

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

Dougie might be the biggest seal on site right now. He is clearly a great competitor and has no problem catching his share of fish. So close to release!

Dougie has been moved to a pre-release pool. He's been in that pool for some time, but he seems to still be figuring out pool life...

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

Guestbook for Dougie

  1. Way to go Dougie! Very happy you’re almost ready to head back home! Sending you lots of love and good wishes!

  2. You’ve made it Dougie! It saddens me that I won’t see your little face much longer but I wish you a long and happy life out in the big world! Hopefully, I’ll see your release at some time! Stay well and know you are loved! xoxo

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

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