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Rachel Carseal and Ralph Waldo Emerseal are here!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

Rachel Carseal and Ralph Waldo Emerseal are here!

­­Rachel Carseal, our third harbor pup seal of the 2017 harbor seal pupping season, was named after the legendary marine biologist, environmentalist, and writer Rachel Carson. After being stranded on Chebeague Island, Maine, the Marie Mammals of Maine brought her to us on May 23rd for examination and rehabilitation. She came in weighting 8.7 kg (19.18 lbs) and spanning 67 cm (26.38 in) with oral ulcers, low oxygen levels, and low sodium levels. Since May, she has been given fluids, antibiotics, and pup formula to help speed recovery. She now...

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Meet Jane Goodseal and Johnny Appleseal!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Meet Jane Goodseal and Johnny Appleseal!

Harbor pup season has officially started here at NMLC. We expect to take in nearly a dozen pups which will bring our hospital to maximum capacity.  Johnny Appleseal is our first seal pup of the year! He was found in Plymouth, MA on April 13th, 2017, and brought to us by NEAQ.  He was admitted into the hospital with malnourishment, because he was abandoned by his mother, and cannot survive on his own as a pup. Right behind Johnny, the second pup to be admitted to us this year is Jane Goodseal! This pup was brought to us by IFAW on April 18th,...

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Discover Marine Life This Summer!

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Event News, Featured, Teaching | 1 comment

Discover Marine Life This Summer!

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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Congratulations, Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K Winners!

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Event News, Featured, Shoutouts | 0 comments

Congratulations, Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K Winners!

After a week of rain, Sunday of the 2017 Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K dawned sunny and bright. A hearty Cape Cod Canal wind swirled around the registration tables and gave participants a starting push. About 186 runners and walkers were cheered on by dozens of supporters as they ran, walked, jogged, logged, rolled, strolled, danced, and pranced to help marine animals! New for 2017 was chip timing, provided by Granite State Race Services. The technology is amazing! Thank you to all the runners, walkers, supporters, sponsors, donors, and...

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Thank You, Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K Sponsors!

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Featured, Shoutouts | 0 comments

Thank You, Feet, Fins, & Flippers 5K Sponsors!

Thanks to our 2017 Feet, Fins, and Flippers 5K Sponsors, this year’s event was a success! Click here to read more about the event, including the race winners. We are grateful to our sponsors for their support. When you patronize these businesses, please thank them for supporting the National Marine Life Center and our marine wildlife rehabilitation, science, and education programs. Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle ($1,000-2,499): Convention Data Services Loggerhead Sea Turtle ($500-999): Coastal Engineering Company, Inc. Horsley Witten...

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Refurbished Discovery Center to be Unveiled at Annual Meeting

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Building, Event News | 0 comments

Refurbished Discovery Center to be Unveiled at Annual Meeting

Serving as the public face of the National Marine Life Center, the Marine Animal Discovery Center offers an educational experience about helping marine animals on Cape Cod. Over the years, this small visitors’ center has grown organically with a variety of exhibits created by interns and volunteers. Displays feature information on marine animals, strandings and rehabilitation, and human impact on the environment. Over the years, thousands of visitors exploring the hands-on exhibits have left the Discovery Center a bit worn around the...

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Our 100th Seal is HERE!

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Our 100th Seal is HERE!

We are proud to announce that our one hundredth seal has entered our hospital for rehabilitation!! Miley Sealrus, a female gray seal pup, was found in Scituate, MA on March 28 and brought to the NMLC the same day by the New England Aquarium. Upon arrival, she was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse and severe malnourishment. Later on, our staff determined that there were parasites in her system. Miley’s treatments consisted of ointment to reduce the swelling of the prolapse and deworming antibiotics to flush the parasites out of her...

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Seal Rogers Williams Swims Free!

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Seal Rogers Williams Swims Free!

Seal Rogers Williams had been with us for nearly 7 months, so we are so excited that he is finally back in the ocean! He stranded at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye, NH and was brought to us by the Seacoast Science Center rescue team at the end of September, 2016. Rogers originally came to us as a pup with some wounds on his belly and flippers, a severe upper respiratory infection, and a heavy parasite infestation. After a few months of care, these issues were resolved and he was ready to go home. Unfortunately, however, his stay with us was...

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Seal Pup Shower – Saturday, April 22, 2017

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Event News | 0 comments

Seal Pup Shower – Saturday, April 22, 2017

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...

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April Vacation Week Education Programs

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Event News, Teaching | 0 comments

April Vacation Week Education Programs

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...

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