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...
The Holidays are fast approaching and the National Marine Life Center will be participating in the Spectacle of Trees again this year! That means you have the chance to win over $15,000 in prizes just in time for the holidays!!!
Please join the National Marine Life Center and many other nonprofit organizations at the JFK Museum in Hyannis for the “Spectacle of Trees”. The 8th Annual Spectacle of Trees hosted by the Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers will attract thousands of visitors to view and take a chance at winning some fabulous...
It’s that spoooooky time of year again…. Amongst the ghosts and goblins, we’re also seeing a number of harbor seal weanlings stranding and in need of our help. You can learn more about marine animals, strandings, and spooky ocean animals at Spooky Splash, our Halloween Open House!
WHAT: Spooky Splash Open House
WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016
TIME: 12 – 4 pm
WHERE: National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
ADMISSION: $5/person; Members FREE!
Admissions help care for sick turtles and seals.
Celebrate Wildlife! The Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative is sponsoring its 7th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival this Saturday.
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016
TIME: 10am – 3pm
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 11am and 1pm
Books by the Sea of Osterville presenting Cape residents Anne Broyer, author of...
Seally Fields and Seal Patrick Harris have successfully risen to the A-listers of marine animal rehabilitation! They both have come a long way since their arrival here just over a month ago and are ready to give it their all back at Seallywood (in the ocean).
Seally Field, named for the actress Sally Field, was collected from Owl’s Head, Maine by Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME). She arrived here on June 3, weighing 8.5 kg (20.9 lb) as an abandoned dependent pup. Shortly after admit Seally spiked a high fever and suffered from...