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Species: Rough-toothed Dolphin, Steno bredanensis
Age Class: Adult
Gender: Male
Date of Stranding: August 26, 2004
Location of Stranding: Corpus Christi, TX
Duration of care at TMMSN: 339 Days
Final Disposition: Transferred July 15, 2005 to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, FL

CC224 - Noah

Noah, an adult male rough-toothed dolphin stranded alive 3/4 mile south of the Bob Hall Pier in Corpus Christi, TX August 26, 2004. He was 246 cm in length and 230 lbs at stranding; emaciated, dehydrated, and weak. Noah frequently chin slapped, pectoral fin slapped, and fluke slapped the water. He was also known for his enthusiastic breaches and spyhops during his rehab and enjoyed the toys provided by his caregivers. He caught live fish without hesitation and gained 80 lbs during his time with the TMMSN. He was transferred to the Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, FL July 2005 with TMMSN rescue Astro to continue his rehabilitation with others of his species.

 

 

LISTEN TO NOAH:
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NOAH'S REHABILITATION:

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NOAH'S TRANSPORT TO GULFWORD:

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NOAH UPDATE 1:
Update from July 21, 2005 - Astro and Noah both made it to Gulf World safely, with no problems and they are already swimming together with their new companion, Doris (she is called "Dori"). He did well on the transport which lasted about 3 1/2 hours including the trip to Gulf World. By Sunday, Astro and Noah were playing their own little game of chase and playing with their noodle toys. Astro was also trying to imitate things that Noah does. Doris spent most of Sunday hanging out in the corner of the pool just observing the boys. However, by Monday, Doris was out with the boys and already trying to set them straight. She was claiming her toys and chasing Astro and Noah down for them. "Dori" and Noah also seemed to bond some as they swam around the tank touching rostrums. They've all seemed to start socializing with each other but things are still changing from day to day. Astro has a new inflatable ring like the on he had here in Galveston that he enjoys carrying around on his head and he's decided that he loves noodles as well. Out of the three animals, Astro spent the most time swimming close to the bottom of the tank, using the full depth and doing lots of breaching! Noah still loves his noodle and hangs out floating on it most of the day.

 

 

 

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NOAH UPDATE 2:
January 7, 2008 - TMMSN supporters and volunteers, Brandon and Kim Bassett visited Astro and Noah earlier this week at Gulf World in Florida and had this to say about our previous patients: "They are both doing really well, love people, and are learning new behaviors. Astro still has a chiropractor come out twice a week to work on his tail. Astro also seems to have taken a liking to another female rough-tooth named Largo." Brandon and Kim also contributed the great photo below of Noah and Astro socializing with other rough-tooth dolphins.

 

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