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Patient Update: April 26th

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

Patient Update: April 26th

Patient Update: April 26th SEALS:             Mystic–  Today is an exciting day for our harp seal, Mystic. She and our other harp seal, Kenny, are going to be released together at Scusset Beach State Reservation at 3:30 pm!  Mystic has finished treatment for her ear infection in her right ear, which is now infection free. However, her eardrum is still ruptured. She has still been approved for release by NOAA because of dive data we have collected from a previously satellite tagged seal, Giseal Bundchen....

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Teachers’ Workshop: Inquiring Minds Want to Know – How to Use Marine Science and Technology in the Classroom

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Teachers’ Workshop: Inquiring Minds Want to Know – How to Use Marine Science and Technology in the Classroom

Grades 3-8 Educators: Join us for summer professional development! Join the Southeast region for the summer of 2018 and dive into inquiry based learning through this exciting course.  During our on-site week July 16th – July 20th you will visit the Lloyd Center for the Environment, Battleship Cove, the National Marine Life Center and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology lab.  This course will highlight how technology and engineering have advanced our understanding of marine science.  We will...

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Teachers Workshop: From Land to Sea – Practicing Sustainability, Modeling Solutions

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Teachers Workshop: From Land to Sea – Practicing Sustainability, Modeling Solutions

Middle and High School Educators: Join us for Summer Professional Development! Sustainability. What’s the buzz all about? Learn about human threats to Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts’ coastal environment and animals. Discuss real world practical solutions that make a difference to ocean sustainability such as shellfish aquaculture, which improves water quality, and sustainable farming techniques that preserve soil and water. Bring these ideas into your classroom with hands-on, inquiry-based STEM activities. Explore the plants and...

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Patient Update: April 19th

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update: April 19th

Patient Update: April 19, 2018 SEALS:             Saco – Saco is our male gray seal weanling that was brought to us by our friends at Seacoast Science Center. You may have seen him all over the news – he is the seal that was found in the parking lot of  Brown’s Lobster Pound in Seabrook, NH. Since being in rehab here with us, Saco has shown significant improvements! He came to us in critical condition and extremely weak and malnourished. He is now eating on his own and getting pool time during the...

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Summer Day Program: Discover Marine Life!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Summer Day Program: Discover Marine Life!

Back by popular demand – “Discover Marine Life,” the National Marine Life Center’s summer day program. Dive into the world of marine animal biology and conservation as you spend a week getting to know your favorite seafaring species. Discover how wildlife rehabilitation experts tend turtles, study seals, and doctor dolphins! Learn about sharks, fish, and invertebrates. Explore a tidal habitat and collect critters to study throughout the week. Participate in a variety of other exciting indoor and outdoor...

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Your Year-End Gift Saves Injured Sea Turtles & Seals!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2017 in Animals, Featured, Shoutouts | 2 comments

Your Year-End Gift Saves Injured Sea Turtles & Seals!

Thanks to you, we rehabilitated and released our 100th seal this year. Miley Sealrus was a weanling female gray seal that was found stranded in the middle of a road in Scituate, Massachusetts. She had mouth wounds and was dehydrated and malnourished. Two months later, after hundreds of hours of dedicate care and rehabilitation, Miley was released at Scusset Beach. Thanks to you, we are currently rehabilitating our 160th sea turtle. Number 71 is an endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that stranded in Eastham, MA, suffering from...

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Reflecting on my co-op at NMLC: Joanna

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

Reflecting on my co-op at NMLC: Joanna

When it came time to apply for my second and final co-op, my only qualification was that I wanted to work with animals. However, ending up at NMLC fulfilled all of my possible wishes and more! The Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Education Co-op was my first choice job during the co-op application process, so I was thrilled when I got an interview and eventually, a job offer. After my interview, where I was able to meet the center’s Kemp’s ridley sea turtles as well as grey, harbor, and harp seals, I knew that an internship at NMLC would...

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Reflecting on My NMLC Co-op: Megan

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Reflecting on My NMLC Co-op: Megan

My time at NMLC was indescribable; every week my family and friends ask me how my week at work went. Every week I launch into stories of the new animals, new procedures, and incredible stories that delighted and disgusted. When I applied to NMLC for my first co-op it all seemed simple. I was looking for a happy medium between my Marine Biology major and my desire to move into the animal care field. During my interview I never dreamed that I would be able to participate in a dolphin release, reverse restrain seals for IV’s, and perform...

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Patient Update: December 18th

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update: December 18th

PATIENT UPDATE December 18, 2017           Seals 2             Sea Turtles 32 SEALS   Bella LugoSEAL– Bella recently received her pre-release exam and we are so excited to send her off into the world soon! She is happy and healthy in her pod and it is great to see her with a flipper tag! Bella’s face looks incredible and we think you would agree. The release will be announced shortly.     Scarlett JohanSEAL– Scarlett was also recently approved for her pre-release exam and has been tagged! She was...

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Patient Update- December 4th

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

Patient Update- December 4th

PATIENT UPDATE December 4, 2017           Seals 2             Sea Turtles 32 SEALS   Bella LugoSEAL– Bella is doing quite well and has been eating great! You may have seen a very cute video of her passing gas lately on our Instagram! She is doing well in her pod and we are excited for her to heal! Scarlett JohanSEAL– Scarlett is doing well at NMLC and has recently gained an interest in fish! She is now eating some fish off of tongs, which is very exciting news for us! We look forward to seeing how Scarlett improves...

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