MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2146

Admitted on: 2021/07/14

Collection Site: Victoria

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation

Weight at Admission: 8.05 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 96 days (3 months, 5 days)

Current Habitat: Stickleback Pool

This is a large pre-release pool that houses many patients. Animals that have already demonstrated that they can eat fish on their own are placed in a larger pool like this where they can learn how to compete for fish and socialize with other harbour seals.

Also in Stickleback Pool with Noodles:Saltarello, Fish Crackers, Lil' Jimmy, Dried Mango, Luna, Zook, Hurley

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

"Training" Pool Noodles has demonstrated that he is confident eating fish on his own. He has been moved to a small pool that fits up to 3 animals where he can learn how to compete for fish with other harbour seals. He will move to a larger pool once he is confident enough.

Patient Updates

Noodles is getting ready for release, he loves to spend his days swimming and playing with his pool mates.

Noodles is very vocal and has tons of stories to tell if you're willing to listen...

Noodles has all his teeth and is ready to munch on fish! He's also quite vocal... and very curious!

Guestbook for Noodles

  1. I found Noodles. He looked very skinny. I kept everyone, including dogs, away from him until help arrived. I was allowed to name him, which is neat. I wish him well and appreciate the updates. Thank you!

  2. I was there to see the Seal Pup on July 14 and it was heartbreaking to see the pup alone and separated from its mother and crying when carried away in the cart, even though it was done with care.

    I hope DFO can put up Educational Signs to let people know it’s seal pup time and to keep a distance and leash their dogs, like in marine preserve areas on the beach in Victoria where many people come.

    It’s so good to see a photo Noodles today.
    Looking healthy and beautiful.

    Thank you for the updates. 🙂

  3. Hi precious innocent big eyed Mr Noodles. I’m so glad you were rescued and taken to MMRC where they can take the best care of you. They will give you lots of love and help you grow big and strong. Drink all the yummy milk they are feeding you and get well soon. Sending you hope, love and happy thoughts.

  4. Noodle toodle look at you! You are in fish school and a big pool with other seal pup friends so you are doing great. Keep eating your fishes and working hard. The big blue ocean will be ready to welcome you home soon.

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