VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2167

Admitted on: 2021/07/23

Collection Site: Comox

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Dehydrated;

Weight at Admission: 6.8 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 92 days (3 months)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2021/10/23

Release Site: Tiddly Cove

Release Weight: 26.15 kg

Patient Updates

Irwin was released after 92 days in our care.

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

Irwin was in rough shape when he arrived here but he is now doing great! He learned how to eat fish on his own and is already in a pool with a couple other seals. Good job buddy!

Guestbook for Irwin

  1. Very glad Irwin made it to you folks and is still ticking. Very curious to learn the cause of his condition. Left front flipper was non functioning and being held close to the body. Also the small wound on his head seemed to penetrate. Hope he comes around. Thank you for being there for so many.

  2. Hi Irwin- Welcome to the MMRC a wonderful place that will take the best care of you. They will give you a lot of love and help you get better. Be strong and brave!

  3. Hang in there Irwin….
    The wound on his head looks worse, perhaps because it’s been treated. Again, thank all you folks at MMR for being there for so many needing help 👍🏻👍🏻

  4. Hi Irwin- I haven’t checked on you in a while so wanted to say “Hello” and see how you are doing. I bet you’ve gained a lot of weight and are getting bigger and stronger every day. Sending you healthy thoughts so you keep healing.

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