Harbour Seal a.k.a Dwayne “The Rockfish” Johnson Born Premature And Abandoned Has Been Rescued

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A seal, named Dwayne “The Rockfish” Johnson, was rescued on May 1 after being found near a Prince Rupert wharf. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is tough, but Dwayne “The Rockfish” Johnson is harder.

The young premature seal – named after the actor, former wrestler and former CFL player. He was rescued on May 1 after being found near a Prince Rupert wharf. This is the first recorded rescue of the season for Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, said manager Lindsaye Akhurst.

The harbor seal population begins the breeding season earlier than on the south coast. So it’s not completely unpredictable, but it’s certainly an early start for us, “Akhurst said in a statement The baby seal was rescued by a member of the public last Wednesday after appearing to have trouble getting out The male puppy still had umbilical cord attached and was still covered with lanugo, the fur of a premature puppy. The public is reminded to call before approaching or rescuing a mammal that they believe is endangered because mothers often leave puppies resting and looking for food before returning their puppy.They find a seal puppy that does not touch him and keep their pets away.

Call us, we will evaluate the animal, then we will decide if a rescue is needed, “said Akhurst. After being contacted, members of the CRMM office in Prince Rupert retrieved the puppy and placed him in an Inland Air Charters seaplane in Masset. From there, an Inland Air staffer took the puppy on another Pacific Coastal Airlines flight to Vancouver. Since her rescue on May 1st, Dwayne has already improved and regularly receives fluids and nutrition.

The theme of this season’s names are puns on the theme of the ocean. hence the nickname for “The Rockfish” by Dwayne. While Dwayne’s rescue arrives early in the season, the CRMM has another stamp. In February, the MMRC faced Jessica Seal, an eight-month-old stamp that had been struck in the face with a small bird.

Harbour Seal a.k.a Dwayne "The Rockfish" Johnson Born Premature And Abandoned Has Been Rescued

Those interested in supporting Dwayne’s recovery are invited to symbolically adopt the pup by donating online.

 

Source: VancouverSun