Posted by: cherylyoung | April 21, 2012

To feed the Seals or Not? THE PACIFIC UNDERSEA GARDENS

The Pacific Undersea Gardens is a interactive marine

 animal museum located in the centre of Victoria and

 is a big part to the line up of major attractions on the

 Inner Harbour.

The Pacific Undersea Gardens is surrounded by

 yachts, water taxis and sailboats coming and going

 from the Inner Harbour marina.

The roar of floatplanes landing and taking off

 intermittently in the distance and the ferries arriving

and departing adds to the harbour scenery making

 for interesting marine watching.

The Victoria Pacific Undersea Gardens is a showcase

of what lives beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.

The Pacific Undersea Gardens brings the marine

world up close and personal to all who visit this unique

 underwater museum in Victoria, BC.

Located at the south west entrance of the Inner

 Harbour area is where you will find Victoria’s Pacific

 Undersea Gardens building.

The Pacific Undersea Gardens reaches down 5 metres

 ( 15 feet ) underwater, attracting visitors and children

 to view the over 5,000 marine animals swimming

 and playing in their natural environment.

The marine wildlife is well protected, in the

 surrounding aquariums attached to the underwater

 vessel.

 The Pacific Undersea Gardens’ underwater marine

 life is on stage through large viewing windows

 – it is like the Pacific Coast marine animals, fish and

 plants are looking right back at you.

At the far end of the Pacific Undersea Gardens vessel,

 located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, is an

 underwater theatre stage where a marine dive show

 runs all day with the crabs, sea stars, anemones,

 rockfish, salmon and wolf eels as the supporting cast…

 and the real star being Armstrong, a giant

 Pacific Octopus.

The underwater dive show is about 20 minutes with

 a tour of the Pacific Undersea Gardens lasting as long

 as you like because of the interactive areas like the

 ” touch and feel ” sea pool area and a seal pup

rehabilitation tank.

 But on average, it takes an 90 minutes to really enjoy.

The seal pup is a project that the Pacific Undersea

 Gardens believes in deeply.

Pacific Undersea Gardens

490 Belleville Street, Victoria Inner Harbour

 (Telephone) 1-250-382-5717

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Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

 

Sincerely,

 

DebHi Cheryl,

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.
I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.
The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.
The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.
Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.
I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.
They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.
While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.
Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.
Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.
I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.
Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….
I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.
Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something be “dealt with”.

Sincerely,

Deb

Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

 

Sincerely,

 

Deb

Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

 

Sincerely,

 

Deb

Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

 

Sincerely,

 

Deb

Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

 

Sincerely,

 

Deb

Hi Cheryl,

 

It was a pleasure talking with you this evening.

I am glad you remember the seal pup project at the Undersea Gardens.

The seals they rehabilitated and released, I believe are the ones that are hanging around Fisherman’s”s Wharf.

The news story tonight about D.F.O trying to bring in a law banning feeding them is what sent me on a search for information and that is how I found you.

Sealand of the Pacific also had a marine mammal rehabilitation program and released the seals in the waters around Sealand.

I believe that to ban the feeding of these seals and the ones at the Oak Bay Marina would not be in the best interests of the animals.

They are already habituated to humans and I believe it is questionable that they would survive without being fed.

While the spokesperson for D.F.O. raised valid points I do not believe that those points pertain to these particular seals.

Each seal has a unique pattern of spots and it is always the same seals that are at these areas.

Since female seals can live up to 35 years and male seals can live up to 25 years it is quite feasible that these are indeed seals that have been rescued and released in these areas.

I would like to see the feeding of them continue as I feel it is a valuable education tool for the public.

Perhaps a sign could be put in place with information about the seals, their habits and habitat in the wild, lifespan, etc. etc….

I firmly believe what people come to know through first hand experience they will care for and protect.

Victoria and in fact B.C. is so rich in wildlife and natural history, I sincerely hope this will be recognized as a wonderful opportunity instead of something  be “dealt with”.

Sincerely,

 

Deb

 

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