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...
It’s the holiday season, time to think of those in need! Please remember the seals and sea turtles that need your help this season as well. While you are out doing your last minute holiday shopping this week, pick up a small gift for our seal patients Beyonseal, and Frankenseal, or the sea turtle patients Nicky, Jedi & Gunst and those we expect to admit to NMLC in the coming weeks. Here is a fun reminder of a few of the things our patients need!
On the first day of Christmas the seals and sea turtles needed a VetScan blood...
As the days get chillier and night falls earlier, I am writing this post about an often unsung but critically important animal care expense. Electricity.
When you think of saving a sick or injured sea turtle or seal, electricity may not be the first thing on your mind. You’d consider the cost of medicine, food, diagnostic tests, husbandry supplies, or professional veterinary care first. And those are essential. But I must tell you, we could not save a single sea turtle or seal without electricity.
Did you know that every month, the National...
The National Marine Life Center is excited to announce the date of our annual Holiday Splash Continental Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus to benefit marine animal rehabilitation and conservation! The event will be held on Saturday December 10th, 2016 from 8:30am-11:30pm onsite at the National Marine Life Center at 120 Main St, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 02532. Breakfast will include pastries, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, & juice. All proceeds will benefit current and future marine wildlife patients in care at the National Marine Life...
We are planning another seal release for this coming Tuesday November 15th at 10:30am, this time featuring three of our most recent sealebrities. The event will take place at Scussett Beach in Sandwich and will include three of our weanling harbor seal patients, the first of which is Seal Roger Williams. “Rogers” as we refer to him is named after our very own internal celebrity Dr. Sea Rogers Williams our Attending Veterinarian, and resident parasitologist who provides veterinary oversight on all of our rehabilitation cases and was...
As you start to put together those holiday shopping lists don’t forget the animal lovers and conservationists in your life. The National Marine Life Center has some great holiday gift options available in our gift shop! Make your holiday shopping count this season, shop at the National Marine Life Center where your purchases will benefit marine animal rehabilitation, conservation, and science!
Animal Adoptions– Our animal adoption packages are always a favorite holiday gift. You can select one of our current or past marine animal...
It’s going to be an exciting week at the National Marine Life Center as we are preparing for Sealphen King to return to the sea! This larger than life yearling grey seal was rescued from Chatham Harbor by our friends at the International Fund for Animal Welfare on October 8, 2016. Sealphen was found barely hanging on as his rear flippers were entangled and anchored to a lobster trap. Thankfully the team arrived on time and was able to bring him on board a boat to be disentangled. The interesting thing about this animal is that he was...