VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2104

Admitted on: 2021/06/05

Collection Site: Lions Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 70 days (2 months, 1 week, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2021/08/14

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 19.6 kg

Patient Updates

Popcorn was released after 70 days in our care.

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

Popcorn is very vocal and spends his days yelling and telling to stories to anyone/any seal who may be near by. He is holding onto his lanugo coat and has not started shedding it yet. After his feeds Popcorn often gets the hiccups and looks just like a little kernel of Popcorn - a very fitting name for him.

Guestbook for Popcorn

  1. Hi, Popcorn! Oh, sweetie, please hang in there and become nice and strong! I’ll be praying for you. <3

  2. Welcome aboard, Popcorn. I hope you are eating. swimming, and building up your strength. Be well.

  3. Hi cute Popcorn! All the new Harbour seals that have been admitted around the same time as you are all boys. I bet if you eat lots of fishes (once you learn how) you will grow strong and get to play with all the other boy seals. I bet they will love you and you will make lots of friends. The MMRC staff with give you the very best care so you are in good hands. Sending you healthy energy and positive vibes so you get will soon. You are loved and people across the world are pulling for you to heal and hopefully return to your home in the ocean. Be well Popcorn!

  4. You are so cute Popcorn! I wish you a speedy recovery and I am excited to see you grow while in care here. <3

  5. You are strong buddy and keep hope you will recovery pretty quick .

  6. Popcorn, you might be the cutest seal in the whole world! Make sure you eat lots of yummy fibsh and get strong so you can swim in the ocean with other seals soon! <3 πŸ™‚

  7. Hello dear Popcorn. We have something in common: I often have the hiccups πŸ˜‚. …and I love to talk. Be strong, you are at the right place. All my prayers and πŸ’• love.

  8. Hi Poppie corn. So happy to see on your latest update that you are doing so well. Love to hear the story that you love to chat with any and all of your new friends and that after you eat you get the hiccups which is why they named you Popcorn. Have fun eating lots of fishes and swimming with your new seal pup friends.

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

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