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Reflecting on my co-op at NMLC: Joanna

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

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

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 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 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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Patient Update: November 27th

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

PATIENT UPDATE November 27, 2017           Seals 2             Sea Turtles 17 SEALS   Bella LugoSEAL– Bella is still doing very well! In preparation for our turtle season Bella was moved back to the pod. She is improving every day and eating more and more! Bella’s face is also looking better and we are so excited that she is healing. Scarlett JohanSEAL– Scarlett is adjusting to life at NMLC, and she is almost ready to eat fish. She is currently being assist fed by a staff member, but her interest in fish...

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Patient Update: November 20th

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Featured | 2 comments

PATIENT UPDATE November 20, 2017           Seals 2             Sea Turtles 2 SEALS Bella LugoSEAL– Bella is doing quite well! Her face is healing very nicely and she is much more independent when eating! She loves her new life in ST2 (the big pool!!) and likes eating fish! However, she is no longer the only seal in house! Scarlett JohanSEAL– Scarlett is one of our new weanlings; she came to us from Phippsburg, ME and was triaged at Marine Mammals of Maine for a few days prior to coming to us. She is a spitfire and...

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NMLC Calendars Are Here!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

Have you heard the news? We have NMLC calendars now! They feature harbor seal pups and weanlings, grey seals, Kemp’s ridley sea turtles, and red-bellied cooters! Included in our calendars are also fun facts about each animal. If you are wondering what to get someone for the holidays, look no further! These calendars are a daily dose of cuteness and knowledge! Come get them in person, at NMLC, or right here on our website! Calendars are only $15. Domestic Shipping included. e-mail Casey at for international shipping...

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Spectacle of Trees – Win Gifts From Sea to Shining Sea!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Event News, Featured | 0 comments

Trips, sports experiences, epicurean delights…. There’s something for everyone From Sea to Shining Sea under the National Marine Life Center’s tree. And, for just $10, you can purchase a chance to win the tree and all its gifts! “Tree Buck” Chance to Win $10  Join the National Marine Life Center and 15 other non-profits for a festival of trees! The Spectacle of Trees is a remarkable event where local non-profits put together Christmas trees adorned not just with garland and ornaments, but a host of fabulous...

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Patient Update: November 13th

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

PATIENT UPDATE November 13, 2017           Seals 1             Sea Turtles 2 Current Patients SEALS Bella LugoSEAL– Bella is our newest weanling harbor seal who came to us from Rye, NH courtesy of our friends at the Seacoast Science Center. She arrived with dead tissue on her face and an injured jaw. Our veterinarian Dr. Williams has removed the dead tissue in a process known as debridement. Bella also has parasites, which are currently being treated. Bella was named after actor Bela Lugosi, known for his role as...

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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

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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