To ensure your safety and the safety of the animals, please follow these guidelines as you observe and report a marine animal:
Please don't try to help an animal on your own. Marine animal rescues are complicated and each case requires careful planning and response depending on the species involved, geography, weather and available resources.
Rescued: July 3, 2020
The sea otter pup who stole the world's heart in 2020
Rescued: March 26, 2013
A harbour porpoise who beat the odds
Donnelly Rescued: May 23, 2021
The first mother-daughter Rescue Centre patients
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 pioneered a way to disentangle and save the lives of these animals.Learn More