VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2118

Admitted on: 2021/06/26

Collection Site: Deep Cove

Reason for Admission: Marine mammal disturbance

Weight at Admission: 8 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 91 days (2 months, 4 weeks, 2 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Date Weight in kg

2021/06/26 8.00

2021/07/17 11.55

2021/07/21 11.14

2021/07/25 11.3


Release Date: 2021/09/25

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 20.3 kg

Patient Updates

Kenneth was released after 91 days in our care.

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

It has been a while since Kenneth's last update but he made it to a small pool, and then a big one! He is in the final stages of rehabilitation and is competing well with with other seals. He is competing so well in fact that he has gained enough weight to be released! Any day now Kenneth will be headed back to the ocean!

Kenneth is in the final stages of fish school. Last we checked, he still needed a little bit of help. But he's getting there. Not long and he'll be off to a small pool to meet other seals!

Guestbook for Kenneth

  1. Wishing you all the very best of healing love, Kenneth. You have the same name as my Dad so I’ll be rooting for you and watching closely for updates. Be strong and let the folks at MMRC take care of you until you’re ready to swim free again

  2. Hi Kenneth- Sending you all the love, prayers and healthy positive thoughts to you at MMRC. They will take care of you so you can heal and be able to return to your home in the ocean. I am pulling for you to have a long happy life. You can eat your fishes and make seal friends while you are at the aquarium so get well soon Mr. Kenneth.

  3. I’m under quarantine just like you and I share your first name too! Wishing you all the best and sending you lots of love!

  4. You can do it, Kenneth! Rooting for you to graduate from fish school soon! 🙂

  5. It’s been a couple of weeks since your last update Kenneth, so hopefully by now you’ve mastered fish school and are already in a big pool with new friends. Keep trying your best and soon you’ll be back in the ocean with your new buddies.

  6. Looks like you’re doing well in your pre-release pool Kenneth. Keep competing and eating your fish so you can gain weight and be ready for release soon.

  7. Yay Kenneth! You’ve gained your weight and are ready to go. I will keep checking for updates on your release. Good boy!

  8. It’s been a while since I saw you were released and I’ve been meaning to leave you a message. I’m so happy you grew big and strong and are back in the ocean where you belong. Swim free little Kenneth and have a long and happy life. Thank you to all at MMRC for your exceptional work in saving these precious lives and giving them a second chance.

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