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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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Final Release of 2017 Pup Season: Giseal and Leo!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Animals, Event News, Volunteers | 0 comments

Giseal Bundchen and Sealonardo DiCaprio Released Here at the National Marine Life Center, we rehabilitate and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. During the summer, we often receive several harbor seal pups, who were abandoned by their mothers and are unable to fend for themselves. On October 17th, we released Giseal Bundchen and Sealonardo DiCaprio! Giseal and Leo were rescued because they had been separated from their mothers. This happens for a...

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Meet Our Fall Interns!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Shoutouts, Volunteers | 0 comments

Hi I’m Michaela W.! I’m from Raynham, MA and I am a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island where I received a degree in Marine Biology. I am interning at NMLC because I am passionate about helping marine wildlife. In my free time, I love to go to the beach and hang out with my puppy.   Hi the name is Alyse  B. and I love the ocean. The sea has always held a special space in my heart, especially growing up around the Cape. However, as I grew I soon realized the ocean needs more attention than sun bathers can...

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Patient Update: October 5th

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

PATIENT UPDATE   October 5, 2017        Seals 2           Sea Turtles 2 Recent Releases RoSEALind Franklin– Rosie did very well here at NMLC, coming from Bar Harbor, ME, where she was found in the street in the early morning. She was roommates with Sealonardo DiCaprio who is still here at NMLC.   SEALbert Einstein– Al was a large personality in the hospital ever since he first arrived, perhaps due to his large size. He also came from Maine and was released this past Tuesday, October 3rd, along with Rosie and...

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A Day in the Life of an NMLC Intern!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Animals | 0 comments

At 9:30 on Tuesday morning, I arrive to open up the Discovery Center, where I work until 1:30pm. There, I educate visitors about marine animals and tell them about our patients using the live video feed into our hospital. At 11am, I run the Little Flippers program, reading books to and doing crafts with children ages 3-8 to teach them the importance of caring for our oceans. After my lunch break, I go into the hospital at 2pm to start my afternoon shift, which runs until 8pm. First, I make fish gruel, which consists of blended fish, vitamins,...

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Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

“Why do marine mammals strand?” Marine mammal strandings may occur due to disease, parasite infestation, harmful algal blooms, injuries from ship strikes, fishery entanglements, pollution exposure, trauma, starvation, or other reasons.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Mammal Health & Stranding Response Program plays a key role in preventing and treating marine mammal strandings from these influences. It was formalized in 1992 by amendments to the Marine Mammal Protection Act. It is composed of...

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