VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Bertha Island

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2310

Admitted on: 2023/07/05

Collection Site: Cattle Point

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 7.72 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 107 days (3 months, 2 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2023/10/20

Release Site: Cates Park (North Vancouver)

Release Weight: 29.5 kg

Patient Updates

Bertha Island was released after 107 days in our care.

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

Bertha has gained a lot of weight and graduated fish in record time! She’s currently in the Rockfish pool with other seals that are eating at her speed.

Bertha has gained a lot of weight since her admit! She’s swimming and eating confidently and has become quite the personality!

Guestbook for Bertha Island

  1. Baby Bertha !

    Allison and I stumbled upon you on our beach walk where we stayed with you until the rescue team showed up. We are rooting for your recovery and are so happy you are being taken of!

  2. So happy to see you’re doing better and out of quarantine ! Excited to see how you do once you’re in fish school and eating all the fishes with your big strong teef! You’re kinda a big deal !

  3. Thank you for these updates!!! It’s so impressive to see how big she has gotten. And in the lil 🍌 pose! 🥹

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