VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Sour Key

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2212

Admitted on: 2022/06/27

Collection Site: White Rock

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 7.3 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 81 days (2 months, 2 weeks, 6 days)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2022/09/16

Release Site: South Bowen Island

Release Weight: 23.0 kg

Patient Updates

Sour Key was released after 81 days in our care.

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

Guestbook for Sour Key

  1. Hello Sour Key!
    We were there on white rock beach when you were rescued!
    We saw you camouflaged behind the rock!
    We will share your photo with all our friends back in Switzerland!
    We look forward to watching for updates about you. We had already named you Shelly, so in our hearts your name is Sour Key Shelly White Rock
    Grow big and strong,
    Love from your Swiss friends,
    Joshua and Ella

  2. Hi there Sour Key!

    We are so happy to see your photo and that you are doing well. You are so cute!
    From your Swiss friends,
    Joshua and Ella

  3. Hi sweet Sour Key! Glad Joshua and Ella saw you behind the rock and helped you be rescued. You are out of quarantine so congratulations my friend! Sounds like you are feeling much better, hooray! Are you paying attention to the care takers at MMRC so you can learn all the seal pup skills you need to know? Keep up the good work and I’ll check on you soon.

  4. Hey there Sour Key!
    We’re happy to read about you doing so well in Fish School.
    We went back to school this week, but we’re learning math, English and French instead of how to eat fish!
    We hope you graduate soon and you get to wear a little cap for your graduation!

    Love from your Swiss friends,
    Joshua and Ella

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