Oak Bay police officers scooped a baby seal from an Oak Bay beach Thursday under advice of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in Vancouver.
The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre recommends residents who spot harbour seal pups in potential distress observe from a distance.
After the @OakBayPolice contacted #MarineMammalRescue regarding this pup in distress; a rescue mission was organized. **Please do not ever touch the pups or seals if you see them on the beach or in the water!!! Love working in @DistrictOakBay pic.twitter.com/oMoVR3o9d6— Sheri Lucas (@deranged162) June 22, 2018
They suggest determining if the animal has wounds or swelling, how it’s breathing its appearance, behaviour and take photos.
By taking photos and sending them to the rescue centre, trained rescuers can assess a situation to decide if intervention is needed.
Call the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre at 604-258-SEAL (7325) with details.
Visit rescue.ocean.org for more.
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