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Patient Update: April 19th

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update: April 19, 2018 SEALS:             Saco – Saco is our male gray seal weanling that...

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A Day in the Life of an NMLC Intern!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

At 9:30 on Tuesday morning, I arrive to open up the Discovery Center, where I work until 1:30pm. There, I educate visitors about marine...

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Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

“Why do marine mammals strand?” Marine mammal strandings may occur due to disease, parasite infestation, harmful algal blooms, injuries...

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Meet the Permanent Residents of NMLC!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

The National Marine Life Center is home to three resident turtles, aside from our usual sea turtle patients.  The three residents include...

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From Pups to Weanlings: What’s on the Menu?

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

During peak pupping season for Harbor Seals here at NMLC, our patients are fed every four hours beginning at 7am until 11pm.  When Harbor...

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The Two Different Kinds of Whales in the World: Toothed Whales vs. Baleen Whales

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

There are about 86 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the world’s oceans, and they are divided into two distinct groups:...

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Emmy Rosseal: A Quick Recovery

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Animals | 4 comments

Emmy Rosseal, named after Emmy Rossum, arrived to the National Marine Life Center on July 18, 2017 after narrowly escaping from a shark...

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Turtle Release: Eight Kemp’s Ridleys Go Home

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

During the brutal winter months of 2016-2017, over 450 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles stranded throughout Massachusetts due to “cold...

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Interactions between Sharks and Seals off the coast of Cape Cod

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Animals | 1 comment

One of the big draws for tourists to the Cape over the past few years has been the ever growing Grey Seal population. This has also...

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Strandings: Harbor Seals vs. Grey Seals

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

With Harbor Seal pup season in full swing at the National Marine Life Center, many visitors have been curious about why seals strand....

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