VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2160

Admitted on: 2021/07/21

Collection Site: Salt Spring Island; Fulford

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Dehydrated; Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 9.2 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 60 days (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2021/07/15

Weight at Admission: 7.72 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2021/09/19

Release Site: Brunswick Beach

Release Weight: 19 kg

Patient Updates

Charleston was released after 60 days in our care.

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

Charleston is learning how to perfect his fish eating skills while competing with other seals. He is just waiting to gain a little more weight before he is ready for release!

Charleston has made it into a pre-release pool! Not long now until he can be returned into the wild.

Guestbook for Charleston

  1. I just love all the names this season. So glad you are able to take care of so many innocent seal pups. Charleston you are at MMRC a place that takes care of your species. They will help you grow big and strong so be brave for them okay? Sending you lots of happy thoughts and prayers.

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