VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2158

Admitted on: 2021/07/20

Collection Site: Born in Rockfish pool, MMR

Reason for Admission: Born at the rescue centre

Weight at Admission: 8.4 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 89 days (2 months, 4 weeks)

Transfer History

Received from: N/A

Mode of Transport: N/A


Release Date: 2021/10/17

Release Site: Porteau Cove

Release Weight: 25.1 kg

Satellite Tracking: View Tracking Map


Dory is the first pup to be born at the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Her mother Donnelly was admitted in critical condition with severe injuries. Staff later discovered that she was pregnant and worked hard to safe both, the mother and her unborn pup. Dory was born 2 months after Donnelly's admission to the rescue centre.

Patient Updates

Dory was released after 89 days in our care.

Dory was released with a satellite tag. You can open the tracking map to track their movements.

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

And just like that, Dory is ready for release. Good luck out there, little one!

Dory managed to double her weight in two weeks!

Dory and Donnelly are inseparable, as you would expect! We could watch them all day...

Dory spends very little time exploring away from her mother. She's nursing well and gaining weight. A healthy pup by all appearances!

Guestbook for Dory

  1. Welcome Dory what a sweet little baby seal you are 💗 you are in good hands! lots of seal hugs

  2. Hi sweet precious Dory! You are a fighter & your mom a warrior. I’ve been so worried about the both of you and so relieved to hear of your safe arrival. The MMRC and staff will take the best care of you and keep you healthy. Im sorry your mom was hurt and ya’ll had to suffer especially at the hands of humans. People all over the world have been pulling for you and sending you love. I hope you feel it and wish you the best life for you and your sweet mom seal, Donnelly. Be well and stay strong. Sending you healthy happy thoughts.

  3. The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre will take the best care of you and mommy. You are the 1st ever born at the rescue. Welcome

  4. OMG she is so cute and it looks like Mommy is taking very good care of her. So lucky to see this!

  5. Dory!! I love you so much! I was so very happy you arrived safely and that your mum is healthy now. Please enjoy your time at the center; you will be kept very safe and will be very loved. ❤️🦭❤️

  6. Hi Dory- Just saw a tweet that you have doubled in size since the last time I checked on you, hooray! That is the best news and makes me so happy. I hope your mom, sweet Donnelly, is doing as well as you are. Keep up the good work Miss Dory!

  7. Hello Dory! I check on your movement almost every day! I’m so glad to see that you’re swimming well in the big ocean. Hope you continue to grow well and eat all the fishes you want! ♥

  8. Happy 1st Birthday, Dory! I’m glad that you’re doing so well out in the wild! A little sad that your tracking is now archived but I’m sure you’ll continue to grow healthy and strong. I’m so proud of you, our little MMR baby Dory! ♥ Continue to swim freely and eat lots of fish! 😀

  9. Happy belated birthday, Dory ❤️ I really like the satellie tracker to see where our little Dory has swam freely in the ocean xoxoxo

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