VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2066

Admitted on: 2020/08/05

Collection Site: Sunset Marina, West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Eye injury; Dehydrated; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 9.8 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 104 days (3 months, 1 week, 5 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/11/17

Release Site: Tsawwassen Beach

Release Weight: 24.75 kg

Patient Updates

Doug was released after 104 days in our care.

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

Doug has gotten so big that he is almost ready to be released! He is very curious of everything around him and is always at the front of his pool when its feed time.

Doug is doing well and is now in a pool with his new friend David.

Doug’s eyes are still healing but he is doing well in fish school. He has an extra large tub for deeper swims and he loves his rock and kelp enrichment.

Doug's our miracle seal! His recovery was beautiful to watch, and he continues to make progress. He's currently got one of the biggest tubs on site and is enjoying extended swim.

Doug has started weaning! He is a little unsure of his fish so far but will soon grow to love them.

Doug is doing well and his eye sight is improving. He is still being fed formula but gaining weight fast and loves his swims, especially his kelp enrichment.

Despite his eye injuries Doug is doing well and seems to enjoy is warm salt baths. He is always hungry and ready to be fed!

Guestbook for Doug

  1. Go Doug, go! You are a strong and brave seal. I am happy to hear you are recovering well given all you have already been through. I hope your eye sight keeps improving and you get to enjoy lots of long swims and yummy kelp. Be well, take care and know you are loved. Sending prayers, love and healing thoughts to you so you feel 100% very soon.

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