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                                  New Volunteer Orientation: December 1st, 2018

                                  Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Event News, Featured, Volunteers | 2 comments

                                  The National Marine Life Center functions with a great deal of support from our amazing volunteers. Whether it is helping to file paperwork in the office, answering phones when they ring, educating the public about marine animals and rehabilitation, or working with the rehabilitation patients themselves, our volunteers are there! We could not function as well as we do here at NMLC without our amazing crew of hardworking and dedicated volunteers and interns! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the National Marine Life Center,...

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                                  Order your NMLC 2019 Calendars!!!!

                                  Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

                                  The National Marine Life centers beautifully designed calendars are full of amazing pictures with  sea turtles, a diamond back terrapin, Box turtle, seals and red bellied cooters. This is the perfect gift to give this holiday season. When you purchase a  calendar, you will not only will you put a smile on someones face when they see our past and present patients but you will also be helping to aid in the care for endangered sea turtles this winter. If you would like they can be picked up at NMLC or you can purchase them here on our...

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                                  Patient Update November 7th

                                  Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

                                  Patient Update November 7th   Seals:             Jones Jones has done very well in DJF, one of our larger seal tanks. As a result of the spread of the Unusual Mortality Event down as far south as Virginia, we were no longer able to release these healthy animals without further intervention. We vaccinated our three seal patients against Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV), and they will receive a booster shot for this in a few weeks’ time, after which they will be ready for release! Jones specifically has done...

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                                  Patient Update October 26th

                                  Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Seals:             Jones Jones is doing well without any significant health changes. All three of our current harbor seal patients have reached release weight, but due to the Pinniped Unusual Mortality Event, we have had to hold on to these three individuals for longer than is typical. With cases indicative of Phocine Distemper Virus appearing in Rhode Island, the UME is spreading and we will await word from the proper authorities about a new course of action regarding the release of these animals. In the...

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                                  Spooky Splash Open House

                                  Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Join us for our October Open House! It’s that spoooooky time of year again…. Amongst the ghosts and goblins, the first sea turtles of the year are starting to strand, cold-stunned. 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: Monday, October 29, 2018 TIME: 3:30-7:30 pm WHERE: National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay ADMISSION: $5/person; Members FREE! Admissions help care for sick turtles and...

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                                  Win Winnie!

                                  Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Event News, Featured | 1 comment

                                  Winnicut is a female harbor seal weanling that stranded earlier this year, on January 12, in Hampton, New Hampshire. Suffering from respiratory distress and a parasitic infection, she nevertheless had a fighting spirit that quickly captured our hearts. Three months and hours of care later, we were excited to release Winnie back into the wild. On March 14, 2018, she swam off into the great blue. Now, noted Cape Cod artist Forrest Pirovano, has created a one-of-a-kind painting of Winnie. He donated it to NMLC to help raise funds for seal...

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                                  Patient Update: October 10th

                                  Posted by on Oct 11, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Seals:                         Androscoggin “Andy”, Chicopee, Pawcatuck “Tuck”, and Piscataqua “Cat” Andy, Chicopee, Tuck and Cat were released on October 4th, 2018. Due to the declared Unusual Mortality Event, these animals were held back from release in order to undergo testing for Influenza A and Phocine Distemper Virus. As a result of this, they were held in our facility for slightly longer than is typical for these animals. When all these factors were considered, we...

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                                  Patient Update October 3rd

                                  Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

                                  Seals:                                             Androscoggin “Andy”, Chicopee, Pawcatuck “Tuck”, and Piscataqua “Cat”   The Tank 2 Crew is doing well without any significant health changes. This past week they received a pre-release examination to determine their weight, length, and overall health regarding a potential release. After careful examination of these seals by our team of veterinarians, it was...

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                                  Sugar Undergoes an Eye Procedure

                                  Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

                                  On Tuesday, September 26th, Sugar – one of our maternally dependent harbor seal pup patients – underwent a minor eye surgery. This was decided upon after multiple courses of treatments for ocular lesions in her right eye showed no signs of improvement. The primary lesion was likely caused by a viral infection, Phocine Herpes Virus (PHV-1), which created an ulcer in her eye followed by a secondary bacterial infection that got into the ulcer resulting in a clouded cornea and squinting. In extreme cases, this can lead to loss of the...

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                                  Patient Update: September 26th

                                  Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

                                  Seals:                               Androscoggin “Andy”, Piscataqua “Cat”, Chicopee, and Pawcatuck “Tuck” The Tank 2 crew are all doing very well with no significant changes to their health. They are all steadily gaining weight, Cat (bottom right) and Andy (top left) weighed in today at 29.1 kg and 30 kg respectively! Chicopee (top right) continues to be unbothered by the loss of her eye, and Tuck (bottom left) just received a preliminary exam to track...

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