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Open House! For the Love of Turtles

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Do you love turtles? Have you ever wondered how the National Marine Life Center cares for endangered species of turtles like the Kemp’s ridley or the Northern red-bellied cooter? Have you got a turtle story...

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February Vacation Week 2020

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Event News, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Discover marine life with classes and fun for the whole family! Have you ever wanted to know how we feed our Marine Animal Hospital patients? Maybe you are really excited to feel the weight of a walrus tusk or...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer January 2020

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These are Acanthocephalans or thorny headed worms. They use their proboscis...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- January 2020

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is another parasite commonly found in the seals at NMLC. They can be...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer November 2019

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is Diplogonoporus tetrapterus, a tapeworm most commonly found in the...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- November 2019

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is a worm commonly seen in the seals that come into NMLC for...

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Saving Sea Turtles with Laughter!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Join us for Saving Sea Turtles with Laughter, a night of laughter and fun!...

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Harvest Splash & Stuff-A-Truck for Turtles!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Take a break from the crowds at the mall and join us for “Harvest Splash...

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Spectacle of Trees – win a tree and $12,000 of gifts!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

“Follow the Light” and help sea turtles this holiday...

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Spooky Splash Open House

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Join us for our October Open House! It’s that spoooooky time of year...

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STEM: S is for Science

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Featured, Teaching | 2 comments

To define science or to explain what it is can be very challenging....

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New coffee blend raises funds to help sea turtles

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Featured, Shoutouts | 0 comments

Hot off the roaster – a new coffee blend to help the National Marine...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer August 2019

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is my friend Acanthocheilonema spirocauda, a filarial parasite. It is...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- August 2019

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

The second worm of this 2019 parasite blog series is another one of my...

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Patient Update: August 18th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Weanling season is here! Weanling seals no longer need their mom and are...

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Patient Update: August 12th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

  TURTLE RELEASE!!  Our last three Kemp’s Ridleys from the sea...

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Patient Update: August 4th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Seals Pup season is well under way! Remember, it is illegal to be within...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer July 2019

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is Otostrongylus circumlitis, one of my favorite lungworms....

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- July 2019

Posted by on Jul 25, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is not necessarily tricky; it is in fact very common. Not only...

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Where in the World is Harbor Seal Jones? / Patient Update July 19th

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

Patient Update 7/19/19  Welcome back to the National Marine Life Center’s...

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