VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2020

Admitted on: 2020/07/10

Collection Site: Tsawassen Ferry Terminal

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Eye injury

Weight at Admission: 8.91 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 72 days (2 months, 1 week, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2020/09/20

Release Site: Blackie Spit Park

Patient Updates

Chantel was released after 72 days in our care.

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

Chantel has been moved to the biggest pre release pool on site. She has lots of room to swim and dive with her pool mates, it won’t be long now until she is ready for release.

Chantel is as sassy as ever but doing well in her pre release pool. She is learning to dive deeper and out compete her pool mates at meal time.

Chantel has already been fully weaned, but she still requires some encouragement in fish school.

Guestbook for Chantel

  1. She’s really adorable and photogenic for age.
    Hopefully she is sleeping quietly in her tub,
    doesn’t wake too often in the night for staff.
    I guess she would acquire taste for fish being
    a harbour seal, she will adapt to that diet. Not
    far off before you she will learn to swim again.
    Chantel is going to be a favorite with many
    staff, that is entrusted while she is in care.

  2. l’m glad she was able to be rescued and taken to a rehabilitation centre. Happy to hear Chantel is progressing so well. She’s so cute.
    Keep up your good work. Our wildlife are so precious and important to our environment.
    Brian, Toronto, Ontario

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