Marine Mammal Rescue

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Society (VAMMR) is a global leader in marine mammal rescue, research, and rehabilitation. We respond to over 300 marine mammal emergencies each year and operate Canada's only dedicated marine mammal hospital facility.

Our mission is clear: to rescue, rehabilitate, and release marine mammals in distress.

With your support, sick, injured, or orphaned seals, sea otters, sea lions, turtles, and small cetaceans are given a second chance at life.

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Name a Seal Pup

Don't miss your chance to name one of this year's adorable seal patients! By participating, you’ll provide crucial funds that contribute to our patients care and rehabilitation.

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Report a Marine Mammal in Distress

To report sick, injured or abandoned marine mammal, call VAMMR at 604-258-SEAL (7325) or call 1-800-465-4336 for large whales and other marine mammal incidents.

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Our Partnership

VAMMR is an independent registered charity proud to be working in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium. Donations go directly to VAMMR to help rescue, rehabilitate and release marine mammals in distress. Visit the Vancouver Aquarium website

Adopt a Rescue Animal

Symbolic Adoptions directly support VAMMR and will help give our patients a second chance at life. Each adoption includes an adoption certificate and a tax receipt for the purchaser.


Saving Marine Life From Debris

It's estimated that more than 400 sea lions along the B.C. coast are currently caught in discarded rope, nets, monofilament and packing bands. If left untreated, these materials often result in a prolonged and painful death.

Fortunately, with the help of people like you, the VAMMR team has helped pioneer a way to disentangle and save the lives of these animals.

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