VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2072

Admitted on: 2020/08/11

Collection Site: Sunset Beach, Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Underweight; Dehydrated; Wounds

Weight at Admission: 7 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 98 days (3 months, 6 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2020/11/17

Release Site: Tsawwassen Beach

Release Weight: 26 kg

Patient Updates

Tess was released after 98 days in our care.

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

Oh Tess, look at you! Almost ready for release, and all grown up!

Tess is almost ready for release! She is getting bigger and bigger, but still always wondering where the fish are. She is as vocal as she was when she was a pup and always has a story to tell her carers.

Tess has been moved to a pre release pool and is doing well. She is still very vocal and loves to chat with her fellow pool mate and her care takers.

Tess may be the most vocal and talkative seal on site. She has so many stories to tell and will shout them at her care takers from across the facility.

Tess is still in quarantine where she can stay warm under a heat lamp. She is being fed formula and still getting fluids to help with hydration.

Guestbook for Tess

  1. Hi Tess you little cutie. I hope you grow up big and strong. Wish I could give you a hug.

  2. Aww Tess. Great to see a photo of you. Already looking so much better than when we found you :). Were all with you every step of the way on your recovery.

  3. Hello Tess! You look a little bit sad but be joyfull because you have a dedicated team looking out for you. You also have my love and my prayers. Love you…xoxoxo

  4. Sending hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery Tess! You are very special and loved by many! Stay strong! xoxo

  5. Hello cuttie Tess. Even though you have been released, I promissed myself I would adopt you and I just did. I feel in love with you the moment a saw your cute little face. Also, I just love the fact that you are so talkative. I would have loved to ear your stories. I am so proud of you and I pray that you’ll be safe in the vast ocean. You will always be in my ❤️ beautiful ? seal…xxx

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