The staff at the Vancouver Aquarium have rescued a seal near Parksville with fishing netting stuck around its neck.
The Aquarium’s Lindsaye Akhurst says they have named the seal Maëlle Ricker.
Akhurst says Maëlle is recovering.
“The wound was quite deep but from what we can tell from this point now that the netting is off she seems to be much more comfortable.”
Akhurst says it probably take a month or so for the injury to heal up and for the seal gain back lost weight.