VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Dinghy

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2036

Admitted on: 2020/07/21

Collection Site: Galiano Island

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.4 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 61 days (2 months)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/07/15

Weight at Admission: 7.7 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/20

Release Site: Blackie Spit Park

Patient Updates

Buddy was released after 61 days in our care.

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

Buddy has gotten so big you may not recognize him! But how could you miss those big eyes? He is now in the biggest pre release pool at the facility and preparing for release!

Buddy is still as adorable as ever and you can’t miss those big eyes staring at you from his pre release pool. He is gaining weight and competing like a champ!

Buddy is now in a pool with his new found friend Wolfe McTam. He loves life in his new pool so much that he prefers to stay in the water at all times, even while sleeping!

Guestbook for Buddy

  1. Hi Buddy! Good to see you’re doing so well! Everyone is rooting for you! Love you! xoxo

  2. Hope you are doing great back home, Buddy!!! Wishing you a fantastic life ahead! Thanks to everyone as always for taking care of him. How wonderful he’s back in the ocean and doing good!

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

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