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Patient Update: May 24th

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

Patient Update: May 24th SEALS                   Charles “Charlie”– Charlie has tested positive for influenza. He also has a corneal ulcer (essentially an irritated spot on his eye), which we are monitoring as well. Because of these illnesses he is battling, he is very sleepy and feverish at times. We are giving him fluids as needed, treating him with antibiotics and putting cool, wet blankets in his room to offset his fevers. Charlie has also been enjoying the company of our three new...

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Patient Update: May 17th

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

Patient Update: May 17th SEALS:             Charles “Charlie”– Charlie, our harbor seal pup, has shed his white, lanugo coat and is now sporting a speckled, silver coat. He has already gained some weight and is looking nice and chunky like a seal pup should! He loves his daily swim time and enjoys lots of napping.                   Mill “Millie”-Millie, one of three gray seals in house, has come so far since being admitted after being attacked by a...

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Patient Update: May 10th

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

Patient Update: May 10th SEALS             Charles “Charlie” – Charlie is still critical but stable. He came to us with a fleshy umbilicus attached that has since fallen off and healed up nicely! Charlie had also ingested a good amount of sand before he got to us, which was evident in his admit X-Rays (and in his poop!). Follow up X-Rays have shown that he has passed all the sand that he had ingested, which is another great step in his rehab.  He is starting to shed his white, lanugo coat and a...

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Patient Update: May 4th

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Patient Update: May 4th SEALS             Charles “Charlie” – Charlie is our first harbor seal pup of the season! He was rescued in Ellisville, Plymouth on April 23rd and brought to us by our friends at New England Aquarium after confirming his mom had abandoned him. Charlie was born premature as you can tell by his fluffy, white coat called lanugo – which harbor seal pups usually shed in utero before they are born. He is stable but still critical and at just 2 feet and 13 pounds, he is very...

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Solar for Sea Animals!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Animals, Building | 0 comments

After a recent Nor’easter, this young gray seal washed up into a roadway. He was found severely dehydrated and malnourished. Local rescuers moved him to safety and then on to the National Marine Life Center for rehabilitation. Here, the young seal – now named “Saco” – received a complete medical examination. Blood tests indicated he had hypoglycemia and anemia. Microscopic analysis of fluid samples discovered he had a parasitic infection. The good news is that x-rays showed no evidence of broken bones despite the trauma of the winter...

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Patient Update: April 26th

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

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

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

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 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

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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