VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Sloppy Joe

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2135

Admitted on: 2021/07/12

Collection Site: Boundary Bay

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 11.45 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 61 days (2 months)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Staff


Release Date: 2021/09/11

Release Site: Iona Beach Regional Park

Patient Updates

Sloppy Joe was released after 61 days in our care.

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

That was fast! Sloppy Joe is already in the largest pre-release pool. He's already so heavy that he'll only need to gain a little bit of weight before being ready for release.

Guestbook for Sloppy Joe

  1. Hi. My daughter Teya, her friend Talia and myself spent around 6 hours keeping a close eye on “Spot” as we named him. To make sure off leash dogs didn’t hurt him or coyotes which were in the field across the dyke. The birds were circling above showing an interest in Spot. And people were getting too close to him. It was a very hot day and the tide was way way out. A guy named Brad took over from us for a few hours which was awesome. Then Teya and Talia came back as the tide was coming in and Spot swam out, assumedly to Mum. We were all so happy!
    Only to find out at 6am Spot was back in exactly the same place – at risk from being hurt by coyotes, dogs, birds and humans getting way too close. So you guys came to rescue Spot. Thank you sooooooo much for all the work you do. We look forward to reading more about Spot! Emma

  2. Hi Sloppy Joe aka Spot! Thank you for sharing the rescue story of this little seal put Emma. Thank you and your daughter and her friend for keeping an eye on him so he was safe and could be rescued by MMRC. They will take the best care of you so you can grow strong and return to your home in the ocean. Be well my cute seal friend.

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