VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2402

Admitted on: 2024/05/28

Collection Site: Mosquito Creek Marina

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation, Placenta attached.

Weight at Admission: 6.78 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 48 days (1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days)

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they remain for at least 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: MMR Ambulance


Gustav arrived Tuesday morning after being found by a contractor at Mosquito Creek Marina. The contractor noticed a struggling seal pup in the water off the dock. The pup, estimated to be only a few hours old, was struggling to stay afloat with a full placenta still attached. The mother was nowhere to be found.

Named by Matt D - Supporter

Named after a character from PC ‘Game of the Year’ 2023 - Baldur’s Gate 3.

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Patient Updates

Gustav's condition has improved enough that he has moved out of the Hospital and into the Quarantine tent! He still has a long recovery ahead but he is getting stronger

Guestbook for Gustav

  1. Dearest VAMMRS, Thank you for the honour of giving a casual name to this gorgeous animal. ‘Tav for short btw. I wanted to add, my family and I believe this is good karma for Tav, because he’s named after a character from PC ‘Game of the Year’ 2023, Baldur’s Gate 3. The developer’s CEO’s doggie is called by the same name. Our hopes go along with Tav and we wish him all the success in life that he deserves.

  2. Stay strong brave Gustav. You are in the best hands possible!

  3. Aren’t you a precious tiny little baby seal and don’t you love snuggling up to the cute stuffie seal? I hope you have gotten stronger and are feeling better the last few days. MMRC is the best place for you to get well. They will take the best care of you. I am thankful that the contractor saw you so you could be rescued. Keep being brave! Sending you love, prayers and healing thoughts.

  4. You are just too cute, Gustav! Came to check on you and hope you are feeling better. Sending prayers, love and healthy thoughts your way!!

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