VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Tight Spot

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2339

Admitted on: 2023/07/31

Collection Site: Oyster Bay (Mayne Island)

Reason for Admission: Maternal Separation

Weight at Admission: 10.1 kg

Patient Status: released

Time in Care: 96 days (3 months, 4 days)

Transfer History

Received from: IWNCC

Original Admission: 2023/07/23

Weight at Admission: 9.1 kg

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air


Release Date: 2023/11/04

Release Site: Iona Beach

Release Weight: 23.3 kg

Patient Updates

Tight Spot was released after 96 days in our care.

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

Tight spot is now out of quarantine! He’s still gaining weight well on formula.

Tight Spot is now weaning! Here his diet is slowly transitioning from formula to fish.

He has completed the weaning process and is now in fish school!

Tight Spot is making good progress in fish school!

Guestbook for Tight Spot

  1. We were the family that found Tight Spot in Oyster Bay on Mayne Island, he was so fragile. We called the rescue and as fast as they could they came to rescue him. We are so happy he was stable enough to make it to the rescue here on the mainland. Thank you for all you do. If you need a picture of him from before he is my screen saver we were rooting for him.

  2. Calyyb is my grandson and I’m so proud of him and his big brother Chase and his mom Carrie who rescued Tight Spot. And I’m very happy that he seems to be on his way to become a healthy adult Harbour Seal.

  3. This amazing story is so inspiring to all who love nature. I am Calyyb’s Gramma C. I am so proud of his actions as a rescuer. So happy to see Tight Spot doing so well

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