VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2024

Admitted on: 2020/07/13

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 69 days (2 months, 1 week, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/09/20

Release Site: Blackie Spit Park

Release Weight: 20.05 kg

Patient Updates

Ernie was released after 69 days in our care.

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

Ernie has been moved to a different pre release pool with seals that are as big as he is. He is a great competitor and is almost ready for release.

Did someone say fish?! Ernie is always hauled out and waiting for his fish at feed time. He is always hungry and a great competitor!

Ernie's being described as a 'genius", He figured out how to eat fish on his own in record time. He also has huge eyes!

Ernie is bright and alert and gaining weight. All good signs!

Guestbook for Ernie

  1. You’re so cute Ernie! Keep up the good work! You’ll be valedictorian of your pool! You are loved! xoxo

  2. So thrilled to see my little Ernie excelling!
    Just as my Dear Father did. ✨?✨
    Well Done Ernie! ?
    You’ll soon be free & back where you belong. ?

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