We’re expecting here at the National Marine Life Center…. Seal pups, that is!
Late April through June is harbor seal pupping season in New England, and one of the busiest times for our marine wildlife rehabilitation hospital. Each year, many pups are abandoned by their mothers – often due to human interaction – and will not survive on their own without rehabilitation.
The National Marine Life Center is one of only two seal rehabilitation hospitals in New England. We accept seals from Massachusetts, as well as from Maine and...
Are you looking for something to do while school’s out? Visit the National Marine Life Center! Our Marine Animal Discovery Center will be open during April Vacation Week, April 14-15 and April 17-23 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. And, from Monday through Friday, drop in to one of our educational classes. Learn more about helping marine animals!
Monday-Friday Education Schedule:
11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see below). All ages welcome; most suitable for...
We are planning a seal release for Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:30PM for our newest harp seal, Seal Diamond!
He will be released a Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA and the public is invited to come and watch! Diamond is a yearling seal who was rescued by the Seacoast Science Center in Seabrook, NH and brought to the NMLC on February 19, 2017. He gets his name from singer/songwriter Neil Diamond, which fits him well because he is very vocal in the hospital. He came to us extremely dehydrated and malnourished with parasites in his system and...
Spend a week during your summer to “charge” your mind during an energy-themed course designed to help you meet the revised MA Science and Technology/Engineering Standards! Visit the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, and the National Marine Life Center and delve into “hands-on, minds-on” experiences that use a variety of tools, methods, and technologies that will build on your previous knowledge and experience. Use your new skills to create exciting inquiry-based energy and climate science activities for your students....
Water, water, everywhere! The Bay State has a close relationship with water. Perhaps nowhere is this relationship more relevant than on Cape Cod, with its 560 miles of shoreline. Join us this summer as Cape Cod becomes your living laboratory for inquiry and exploration about water. Learn about water properties, coastal ecosystems, and marine science. Discuss environmental and economic policy issues related to water, such as wastewater and tidal power, and practice incorporating water-related current events into your science classroom. Tour a...
Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K!
It’s time to get active! Use your FEET to help our FINNED and FLIPPERED friends! Join runners, walkers, and animal-lovers for the Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K to raise money for the National Marine Life Center! Run, walk, roll, stroll, flip, skip, from near and afar – join us to help marine animals! This is a fun, family oriented, pet-friendly event.
*** NEW for 2017: CHIP TIMING, by Granite State Race Services! ***
2017 Race Details:
WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017, 9:00...
Are you looking for something to do while school’s out? Visit the National Marine Life Center! Our Marine Animal Discovery Center will be open during February Vacation Week, February 18-26 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. And, from Monday through Friday, drop in to one of our educational classes. Learn more about helping marine animals!
Monday-Friday Education Schedule:
11:00 a.m. ~ Little Flippers: Join us for a marine animal-themed story time and craft project! Different themes every day (see right). All ages welcome; most suitable for children...
Do you love turtles? Have you got a turtle story to share? Then join us… For the Love of Turtles, our February Open House!
What: For the Love of Turtles Open House
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Where: National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Cost: Non-members $5/person, Members FREE.
Event proceeds help buy medicine, food, and care for our sea turtle patients.
Hospital Tours – meet our 24 Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patients, along with our 8 red bellied cooters,...
Although they will be missed by the dedicated staff and volunteers here at the National Marine Life Center, we are happy to announce that in the first release of the season six of the 30 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles that were in our care were released on January 26th, 2017!
On January 24, the six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles were driven to the National Aquarium in Baltimore to spend the night before continuing on their journey home. From there, the journey continued down the east coast as they were driven to Anastasia State Park in...
Happy #GivingTuesday from the Turtles!Today, November 29, 2016 is #GivingTuesday. It’s a day to celebrate those causes that are important to us, and why we care. Click here to support the National Marine Life Center.
Today is also #TurtleTuesday. This is particularly appropriate because today we are admitting 11 new sea turtles. These are in addition to the 15 we admitted on Sunday. And the four we already had in our hospital.
Our volunteers are busy caring for turtles!You make it possible to care for these 30 critically endangered...