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Alternative Gift Market Makes a Difference for the Holidays!

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

Alternative Gift Market Makes a Difference for the Holidays!

Join the National Marine Life Center and other area non-profit organizations for the 2017 Barnstable Alternative Gift Market! This is a unique two-day shopping experience where you can meet with a variety of not-for-profit organizations and make donations in honor of someone as a gift. These non-profits provide a variety of services, including healthcare, wildlife protection, environmental preservation, legal advice and advocacy, and others focused on making Cape Cod a kinder, safer place for everyone. EVENT DETAILS: WHEN: Saturday, November...

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Final Release of 2017 Pup Season: Giseal and Leo!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Animals, Event News, Volunteers | 0 comments

Final Release of 2017 Pup Season: Giseal and Leo!

Giseal Bundchen and Sealonardo DiCaprio Released Here at the National Marine Life Center, we rehabilitate and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. During the summer, we often receive several harbor seal pups, who were abandoned by their mothers and are unable to fend for themselves. On October 17th, we released Giseal Bundchen and Sealonardo DiCaprio! Giseal and Leo were rescued because they had been separated from their mothers. This happens for a...

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Meet Our Fall Interns!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Shoutouts, Volunteers | 0 comments

Hi I’m Michaela W.! I’m from Raynham, MA and I am a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island where I received a degree in Marine Biology. I am interning at NMLC because I am passionate about helping marine wildlife. In my free time, I love to go to the beach and hang out with my puppy.   Hi the name is Alyse  B. and I love the ocean. The sea has always held a special space in my heart, especially growing up around the Cape. However, as I grew I soon realized the ocean needs more attention than sun bathers can...

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Patient Update: October 5th

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

Patient Update: October 5th

PATIENT UPDATE   October 5, 2017        Seals 2           Sea Turtles 2 Recent Releases RoSEALind Franklin– Rosie did very well here at NMLC, coming from Bar Harbor, ME, where she was found in the street in the early morning. She was roommates with Sealonardo DiCaprio who is still here at NMLC.   SEALbert Einstein– Al was a large personality in the hospital ever since he first arrived, perhaps due to his large size. He also came from Maine and was released this past Tuesday, October 3rd, along with Rosie and...

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A Day in the Life of an NMLC Intern!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of an NMLC Intern!

At 9:30 on Tuesday morning, I arrive to open up the Discovery Center, where I work until 1:30pm. There, I educate visitors about marine animals and tell them about our patients using the live video feed into our hospital. At 11am, I run the Little Flippers program, reading books to and doing crafts with children ages 3-8 to teach them the importance of caring for our oceans. After my lunch break, I go into the hospital at 2pm to start my afternoon shift, which runs until 8pm. First, I make fish gruel, which consists of blended fish, vitamins,...

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Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program

“Why do marine mammals strand?” Marine mammal strandings may occur due to disease, parasite infestation, harmful algal blooms, injuries from ship strikes, fishery entanglements, pollution exposure, trauma, starvation, or other reasons.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program plays a key role in preventing and treating marine mammal strandings from these influences. It was formalized in 1992 by amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It is composed of...

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Patient Update: September 14, 2017

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

Patient Update: September 14, 2017

PATIENT UPDATE September 14, 2017          Seals 5             Sea Turtles 2 Recent Releases SEALly Ride– Seally did very well here at NMLC! She was released at Scusset Beach on September 7th along with Emmy, Ralph, and Rachel.   Ralph Waldo EmerSEAL– Ralph had been at NMLC for a little over three months and was always roommates with Rachel! He was known for swimming laps in his tank and we hope he is swimming huge laps in the ocean!   Rachel CarSEAL– Rachel loved spending her time hauled out when...

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Patient Update: September 21st

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update: September 21st

PATIENT UPDATE September 14, 2017          Seals 5             Sea Turtles 2 SEALS SEALonardo DiCaprio– Sealonardo DiCaprio is still working on gaining weight! Since moving to the large tank he has become very playful and curious. Leo loves playing in the faux kelp forest and has even become one of the best eaters here at NMLC! SEALbert Einstein- Al is still swimming his huge laps in the tank! He is all tagged and ready to be released. Sealbert is patiently waiting on his roommates to gain a little weight. It’s...

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Celebrate Wildlife at the Cape Cod Wildlife Festival!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Event News | 0 comments

Celebrate Wildlife at the Cape Cod Wildlife Festival!

Celebrate Wildlife and help keep #CapeCodWild! The Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative is sponsoring its 8th  Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival this Saturday. FESTIVAL DETAILS WHEN: Saturday, September 9th, 2017 TIME: 10 am – 3 pm WHERE: Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Barnstable The Festival is FREE to the public and features family-friendly education and entertainment. Live animal education presentations with Rick the Creature Teacher at 11 am and 1 pm. Books by the Sea of Centerville: book signing...

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Meet the Permanent Residents of NMLC!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

Meet the Permanent Residents of NMLC!

The National Marine Life Center is home to three resident turtles, aside from our usual sea turtle patients.  The three residents include two box turtles, Violet and Daisy, as well a diamondback terrapin named Lindsay. Daisy and Violet came to us in 2014 after being rescued from an illegal animal situation in New Bedford, MA, where the owner wanted to use them to make animal products for profit.  As box turtles, Daisy and Violet are terrestrial turtles, so they are strictly land turtles.  Daisy and Violet have very different personalities,...

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