VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Boogie Board

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2044

Admitted on: 2020/07/26

Collection Site: Gabriola Island

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 8.06 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 79 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: GROWLS

Original Admission: 2020/07/20

Weight at Admission: 6.82 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/10/13

Release Site: Edge Park, West Vancouver

Release Weight: 24.8 kg

Patient Updates

Blue was released after 79 days in our care.

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

Blue is getting so big she’s barely recognizable! She will soon be moved to a pre release pool where she can compete with more animals.

Blue has been moved to a pool where she is learning to compete with her pool mates Aiden and Leila.

A new graduate of fish school! It took a few days of trying and asking for help from her caregivers…but Blue is now eating on her own!

Blue is almost eating fish on her own but seems to think that fish grow out of people’s hands... Oh well.

Blue has gained quite a bit of weight already. She is now being weaned and almost ready for fish school!

Blue is being described as 'sassy'. She's very small, quite sweet and suckles on *everything*. She doesn't like people getting too close and is quite wiggly during her feeds.

Guestbook for Blue

  1. Hi Blue! I hope you feel better soon. Sending you lots of Love ~ you are in good hands.

  2. You’re gonna get big and strong blue. You’ll be back in the ocean soon babe. ?

  3. Hello Blue, You are absolutely precious. It seems you are in the hands of some very kind and caring people. You will soon be bigger and stronger and then you can return to your natural habitat! I will be anxious to see updates about your progress.

  4. Hiii Blue! Babygirl u doing great! Unfortunately i just can donate some money to help you. I believe that u have a bright future in front of you!

  5. Dear Blue, Jade and Alex wish you all the best health, love and care in the world!! Xxxxx

  6. Hi Blue, so happy you’re getting the care you need to!! So beautiful!!!!

  7. You are beautiful baby girl. Get better soon little girl. Love your sweet vocals.

  8. Hi Blue! You are the most adorable I’ve ever did see! Praying you get bigger and stronger! PS. You have the sweetest voice!

  9. You are adorable. Hope you recover quickly and can be released back into the wild.

  10. Blue, your a sweet baby and those eyes say it all sweetie. Get well soon little precious angel

  11. Hi, Blue! I love you! You are so sweet. I hope you are eating well and growing quickly as all babies should. Xoxo

  12. Sweet little Blue. Thank you for your loving care and support for this precious little one. Thanks also for sharing.

  13. My little bluey
    You are such an adorable pup.
    You are in good hands and wishing you all the best for a speedy rehab so you can join your family again ??

  14. Hello Blue . I pray that you will get well soon and you have the cutest voice ever. Love you . hoping for a smooth recovery.

  15. Hi Blue, you sure are beautiful!! Love those pretty eyes. It would be nice to cuddle with you. You look so sweet!! Hope you get all better and get strong!!

  16. What a beautiful creature babies blue.God has put you in magnificent hands just in time you will grow well and strong and you will be guided to what’s best.You Are A Magnificent Species.Bless You Blue.

  17. RESCUR CENTER – Thank you for all the work you do!! It must be extremely gratifying.

  18. Hi baby Blue you are a doll. Get well soon so you can go and play with others.

  19. Aww, Blue, wishing you all the best, sweetheart! You’ll be out there swimming in no time!

  20. Oh Blue you are the sweetest little tyke….I’d love to tickle that rolly poly belly ! You are in wonderful hands and will grow up to swim strong in the sea !

  21. Wishing this lil seal a happy n long life: shes adorable please keep us updated on her progress

  22. We love you and hope you’re doing well! We have your picture on our refrigerator and think about you! Love, M & K

  23. Hey blue I love you so much we help you for the best life in the ocean ? ?

  24. Hi Blue you are simply beautiful. I prayed for your wellbeing & hope you have a wonderful success story. I’m thankful to The Lord Jesus that you were placed into very good care. Thanks to all of your care givers. Stay safe Blue.?

  25. Hi, Blue. You are such a cutie. Just enjoy your stay becsue you are in good hands. Thank you Marine Mammal Rescue Centre for the job well done.

  26. Hey there Cutie Pie Blue . I wish you all the best in your Recovery and sending prayers to you sweet Baby Girl. ???????????❤❤❤❤❤

  27. I’m in love ? with you Blue! I’d give anything to be your caretaker! Your precious video and pictures absolutely made my day!!! ???❤️

  28. I would love to see when you are fully grown. I hope that you will have a wonderful life, you are very beautiful

  29. Blue, you are a beautiful you seal. You got this, they are there to help you not hurt you. Get better so you can be free. Love, Rane

  30. What a beautiful girl you are, Blue! You remind me a lot of my daughter with your personality. I cant wait to follow your amazing story and watch you grow!!!

  31. My friend shared your story online Blue and you were so cute that I just had to sponsor you! Cant wait to watch you get big and strong and get back to your ocean home ?

  32. So adorable and lovable???.. get well soon and stay safe Blue because a lot of people are ready and willing to extend help by God’s grace…. Looking forward for your safe and sound return to your home..

  33. Hi. You are such a beautiful little one.
    keep getting bigger and better…
    Your in good hands….

  34. Hi Blue!!

    You are such a beautiful girl! I hope you feel better soon! You’re in good hands! Also, I “adopted” you!! I wanted to help anyway I could!

    Good luck little one! ?

  35. well hello there little miss blue nice to see that you have been rescued and on the mend love and hugs kisses to your forehead

  36. I love you blue you’re the best and so cute I hope you feel better soon

  37. Hi, Blue! I think you are the cutest, sweetest, thing and I’m glad you’ve been rescued. You have the most beautiful eyes and are truly an adorable pup. I wish you well with your recovery ?

    Love, Sofia

  38. Hi Blue! Sending you positive vibes for your recovery! <3 Thank you to all those involved in her rescue, rehab & release!

  39. Sending lots of love to you Blue from Brunswick, Maine❤️❤️❤️

  40. So excited you’re doing well Blue! I check up on you everyday! Sending love and hugs! So happy we “adopted” you, we send pics to everyone to show you off!

  41. HELLO ? Marine Mammal Rescue Saviors! Thank you for all the amazing work you do to help these babies out!!! My friend adopted Blue for me,as a bday gift for me after I mentioned how cute she was ! Hoping you are all well and safe. Please tell Blue we love her ?

  42. Blue I am so glad you are getting the care you deserve. Thank you to those who makes this possible.
    Much love & well wishes ?

  43. Congrats on your new milestone Blue! Onto the next hurdle, you can do it! Love you!

  44. Hello sweet girl Blue, I just adopted you. I couldn’t resist you’re cute little voice when I saw your video, my heart just melt. You seem to be very vocal just like me…and strong! I am so proud of the progress you’ve made so far and you made me laught when I read that you think fish grows out of people’s hand. You are a funny seal…hi, hi, hi! I just adore you and I wish you a full recovery. Keep at it, you can do it! I love you Blue…xoxoxo

  45. You are the cutest birthday present I have ever gotten. So glad to be a part of team Blue! <3

  46. Hi cute Blue! You are just too precious & the expression on your face makes me smile. I hope you are feeling better and better every day & eating all your fishes. Keep up the good work sweetie and know you are loved. Stay strong little seal friend!

  47. Hi Blue, I adopted you a few months ago and wanted to check in on you. I’m so happy to see you are thriving and doing well and getting big. Alwsys thinking of you and happy you are getting the care you need and deserve! ?? you are tge cutest. Love one of your mom’s
    CAROL ?????

  48. I just saw that Blue has been released. Wishing her the best of luck in the open waters. Stay safe little one ❤? i love you Blue

  49. Hey Blue. You don’t know me, but this evening I adopted you. I am sorry I was unable to be there and watch you grow as I should have. I just wanted to let you know that I am the proudest father that I could be. You’ve come so far from where you were to where you are now. In my heart and thoughts.

    – Dad

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