VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Nickname: Scooter

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2057

Admitted on: 2020/08/30

Collection Site: Genoa Bay

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 10.5 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 28 days

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2020/08/20

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2020/09/27

Release Site: Caulfield Park

Release Weight: 25.1 kg

Patient Updates

Sealvester was released after 28 days in our care.

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

Sealvester is enjoying life in a pool and is growing up fast!

Sealvester has graduated fish school and is officially eating on his own! It won’t be long until he is in a pool with some new friends!

Sealvester still needs assistance eating his fish but has made great progress over the last few days.

Sealvester is still in fish school ─ and apparently not too fond of his caretakers. We try and stay clear of his teeth...

He may be new but he sure is big! Sealvester is still on formula but is having no issues gaining weight and will hopefully start fish school soon!

Guestbook for Sealvester

  1. Keep up the good work Sealvester! You’re a handsome boy who is loved! Sending love and hugs! xoxo

  2. Thank you MMR and IWNCC for caring for Sealvester/Scooter ❤️. He was such a sweet, trusting baby seal. So grateful to fisheries for picking him up so quickly and all the care provided to him since.

    Hoping a picture(s) can be updated before his release. It’s been wonderful seeing him grow strong and gain lots of weight!

    Stay wild Scoots! ❤️

  3. Congratulations Sealvester!!! You did it! Hope you make new seal friends and stay healthy out there! Thanks to everyone involved in helping and releasing Sealvester!

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