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...
We were honored yesterday by a local student who loves the idea of saving animals and took it upon himself to do something to help. In his words….
“Dear National Marine Life Center,
“Hello! My name is Jayden. I am an 8th grader at the Bourne Middle School, and a BLAST member. BLAST is an acronym for the “Bourne Leadership Academic Service Team.” Being a member of BLAST means that every semester, it is required to do at least one act of service and one act of leadership. I’ve always loved the idea of saving...
Friday, August 12 was our 9th Annual Mermaid Ball, a mermaid-themed masquerade gala with an exciting costume contest and a great silent auction, hosted by motivational speaker Loretta LaRoche.
This night is the stunning result of a long time’s planning by the Mermaid Ball Committee, consisting of NMLC board and staff members, volunteers, and interns. Our numerous generous sponsors, especially IBEW 104, Cape Cod Media Group, and Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank played a big part in making the Mermaid Ball the success that it...
Recently, the National Marine Life Center welcomed Lindsay, a diamondback terrapin, to the family. Two Eastern box turtles, Daisy and Violet, are also NMLC residents in the Discovery Center. Next door in our hospital, Jedi, Nicky, and Gunst, our three Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, are in the recovery process and on their way to being released.
With all of these similar reptiles, it might be hard to see the differences between the name “turtle,” “tortoise,” and “terrapin.” They are all ectothermic, which...