VAMMR Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2403

Admitted on: 2024/06/01

Collection Site: Port Hardy, BC

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Underweight; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 5.85 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 18 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: Pacific Coastal Airlines


The young pup was first noticed on a beach in Port Hardy by a mother and son who suspected she might be in trouble. After calling our hotline, waiting 24 hours to see if mom would come back, and following an assessment of her health from photos, the decision was made to rescue the pup. Thanks to efforts from the Marine Education and Research Society (@mersociety) and Pacific Coastal Airlines, the pup was transported to our Rescue Centre.

Patient Updates

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Guestbook for Poppy

  1. Hi! Happy to see you were rescued and brought to VAMMRC where you will get the very best care. I hope you have been getting better and stronger every day! Sending love, prayers and healthy vibes to you. You are brave!

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