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                                  Seal Release/Patient Update June 15th

                                  Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Patient Update 6/15/19 Welcome back to the National Marine Life Center’s Patient Update! As some of you may know, our Discovery Center & Gift Shop is now OPEN for the season. Come join us daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Learn about our current patients, the inner workings of our hospital, view a live-streaming camera of our hospital, and ask our summer interns as many questions about our patients and our resident Cape Cod seals as you please! Read on to hear about the continuing journey of some familiar patients, some new faces, and some...

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                                  TEACHER WORKSHOP: Go Under the Sea with STEM

                                  Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Featured, Teaching | 1 comment

                                  Join us for this One-Week Institute for Middle and High School Educators! REGISTER ON-LINE: https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/2019-cape-cod-region-summer-professional-development-institute/ Go Under the Sea with STEM and Investigate Marine Life From Open Ocean to Coastal Shores! Discover how technology and engineering have advanced the study of marine animal science as you explore the natural history of many diverse, fascinating, and often mysterious animals of the marine environment. ~ Engage with scientists in the field and discover new tools,...

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                                  Patient Update May 13th

                                  Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Patient Update: 5/13/19  Welcome back to the National Marine Life Center’s Patient Update! As this is our first update of 2019, I’d like to kick things into gear by trying out something a little different from the previous patient updates. We have been very busy this year with the Unusual Mortality Event (UME) continuing on from 2018, with our remaining turtle patients from the 2018 cold stunning season, open houses and events, transports and releases, and incoming seal patients going through extensive rounds of tests for a virus...

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                                  Summer Day Program: Discover Marine Life !

                                  Posted by on May 8, 2019 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

                                  Back by popular demand – “Discover Marine Life,” the National Marine Life Center’s summer day program. Dive into the world of marine animal biology and conservation as you spend a week getting to know your favorite seafaring species. Discover how wildlife rehabilitation experts tend turtles, study seals, and doctor dolphins! Learn about sharks, fish, and invertebrates. Explore a tidal habitat and collect critters to study throughout the week. Participate in a variety of other exciting indoor and outdoor...

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                                  It’s a Seaside Sunset Soiree!

                                  Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Featured | 0 comments

                                  Sunset over the ocean. The golden glow creates a path to mysteries beyond. It’s pure magic! The 2019 Mermaid Ball celebrates the magic and beauty of the ocean and it’s creatures with a Sunset Soiree! In addition to scrumptious food, fabulous entertainment, and the Mermaid Ball’s signature ocean themed silent auction, you’ll be treated to one of the best sunset views on Cape Cod! We hope you’ll join us for a fabulous sunset at the Mermaid Ball, Sunday, June 23, from 5 to 9 pm, at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North...

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                                  Mermaid Ball 2019 Venue Announced

                                  Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Featured | 0 comments

                                  Announcing…. The new venue for the 2019 Mermaid Ball is the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth! With a location suitable for the most discerning mermaid, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel is located on beautiful Old Silver Beach. Step outside during the Mermaid Ball and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach and waves tickling your toes! Almost 100 years old, the Sea Crest has a distinguished history on Cape Cod. Originally called the  the Old Silver Beach Club, “it was a summer refuge for aspiring actors such as Henry Fonda, Jimmy...

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                                  Learning science…. You can help inspire youth!

                                  Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in Featured, Kids Who Care, Teaching | 1 comment

                                  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 | 3 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 | 1 comment

                                  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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