VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Wickaninnish Bay Reefs

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2337

Admitted on: 2023/07/29

Collection Site: RVYC Coal Harbour

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation, Lethargic

Weight at Admission: 8.2 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 182 days (5 months, 4 weeks, 1 day)

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Release Date: 2024/01/27

Release Site: Cates Park (North Vancouver)

Release Weight: 23.2 kg

Patient Updates

Wickaninnish Bay Reefs was released after 182 days in our care.

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

He’s lost all his lanugo! Getting plumper by the day on formula.

Wickaninnish is now out of quarantine! He’s lost the last of his lanugo and is gaining weight well on formula.

He’s now weaning! Here he will slowly be switched over to a fish diet.

Wickaninnish is now in fish school! He’s making good progress learning to eat on his own.

Guestbook for Wickaninnish Bay Reefs

  1. Hi
    I was so happy to see an update on Wikkaninnish this morning. Thank you to the two ladies who came to rescue her, they were many of us at RVYC watching over her/him pending your arrival. We hope Wikkaninnish gets better soon and is released back into her home.
    Take care and thank you

  2. Hi,

    My dad and I found Wikkaninnish (I call him “Drifty”) clinging to a log drifting in the marina last Saturday. He really didn’t look good and seemed really tired. We wanted to make sure that he was safe so we told the dock manager and he called the Vancouver aquarium rescue team and they came really quickly.

    Thank you so much to the 2 rescuers for rescuing Drifty! I’m so happy to see that he’s doing OK and I promise to follow his story until he gets released.

    You guys are awesome.

    Thank you!


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