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Learning science…. You can help inspire youth!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Featured, Kids Who Care, Teaching | 0 comments

Do you remember first learning about science? What was your experience like? Did you love it? Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. These “STEM” skills are important, both for individual success and community sustainability. And yet, we are falling short. Far too many young people say they “don’t like” science or “can’t do” math. We even hear this from students participating in education programs at the National Marine Life Center. And yet, when questioned why they’re here, they say with...

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Thriving in the wild… You can help advance science!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Otitis media. You may know it as an ear infection from which your child suffered. Did you know that seals get ear infections too? This was the case with Jones and Bear, two harbor seal pups rehabilitated at the National Marine Life Center. Jones and Bear originally stranded because each had been separated from their mothers. While this can happen for a variety of reasons, sometimes people on the beach get too close to a seal pup and inadvertently scare the mother away. It is important to stay at least 50 yards away from any seal on the...

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Cold-stunned and entangled…. you can help #73!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

It was a brisk, sunny November day when Number 73 stranded on Cape Cod, barely moving and near death. The young Kemp’s ridley turtle was suffering from cold-stunning – a form of severe hypothermia. For Number 73, the effects of being cold-stunned have been devastating. She suffers from a serious case of pneumonia. Her white blood cell count is elevated, her oxygen is depleted, and her electrolyte levels are abnormal. She is a very sick turtle. Even as Number 73 fights to regain her health, she faces an additional challenge. At some...

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Spectacle of Trees – Win a Tree and $14.5K Worth of Gifts!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

“Shining Stars and Sparkling Seas,” there’s something for everyone under NMLC’s tree! Donate $10 for a chance to win this beautifully decorated tree and over $14,500 worth of gifts! This holiday tree is adorned with glass ornaments and sea themed animals in brilliant blues and greens, reminiscent of soothing ocean breezes. It includes gifts both sparkly and nautical to accommodate everyone on your list. Featuring the following, and more! Electronics A 50 inch Samsung UHD TV Beats by Dr Dre Bluetooth Earphones An...

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New Volunteer Orientation: December 1st, 2018

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Event News, Featured, Volunteers | 2 comments

The National Marine Life Center functions with a great deal of support from our amazing volunteers. Whether it is helping to file paperwork in the office, answering phones when they ring, educating the public about marine animals and rehabilitation, or working with the rehabilitation patients themselves, our volunteers are there! We could not function as well as we do here at NMLC without our amazing crew of hardworking and dedicated volunteers and interns! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the National Marine Life Center,...

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Order your NMLC 2019 Calendars!!!!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

The National Marine Life centers beautifully designed calendars are full of amazing pictures with  sea turtles, a diamond back terrapin, Box turtle, seals and red bellied cooters. This is the perfect gift to give this holiday season. When you purchase a  calendar, you will not only will you put a smile on someones face when they see our past and present patients but you will also be helping to aid in the care for endangered sea turtles this winter. If you would like they can be picked up at NMLC or you can purchase them here on our...

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Patient Update November 7th

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update November 7th   Seals:             Jones Jones has done very well in DJF, one of our larger seal tanks. As a result of the spread of the Unusual Mortality Event down as far south as Virginia, we were no longer able to release these healthy animals without further intervention. We vaccinated our three seal patients against Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV), and they will receive a booster shot for this in a few weeks’ time, after which they will be ready for release! Jones specifically has done...

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Patient Update October 26th

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Seals:             Jones Jones is doing well without any significant health changes. All three of our current harbor seal patients have reached release weight, but due to the Pinniped Unusual Mortality Event, we have had to hold on to these three individuals for longer than is typical. With cases indicative of Phocine Distemper Virus appearing in Rhode Island, the UME is spreading and we will await word from the proper authorities about a new course of action regarding the release of these animals. In the...

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Spooky Splash Open House

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Join us for our October Open House! It’s that spoooooky time of year again…. Amongst the ghosts and goblins, the first sea turtles of the year are starting to strand, cold-stunned. You can learn more about marine animals, strandings, and spooky ocean animals at Spooky Splash, our Halloween Open House! WHAT: Spooky Splash Open House WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2018 TIME: 3:30-7:30 pm WHERE: National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay ADMISSION: $5/person; Members FREE! Admissions help care for sick turtles and...

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Win Winnie!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Event News, Featured | 1 comment

Winnicut is a female harbor seal weanling that stranded earlier this year, on January 12, in Hampton, New Hampshire. Suffering from respiratory distress and a parasitic infection, she nevertheless had a fighting spirit that quickly captured our hearts. Three months and hours of care later, we were excited to release Winnie back into the wild. On March 14, 2018, she swam off into the great blue. Now, noted Cape Cod artist Forrest Pirovano, has created a one-of-a-kind painting of Winnie. He donated it to NMLC to help raise funds for seal...

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