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Adopt-An-Animal

For $35, you can symbolically adopt a patient at the National Marine Life Center! The list of available adoptees is below.
Click here to see a list of current and recent seal and sea turtle patients.
Click here to see a list of former seal and sea turtle patients.
Click here to see a list of headstart red bellied cooters (turtles) and permanent resident box turtles.

Your adoption package includes the following.

  • A personalized adoption certificate;
  • An 8 1/2″ x 11″ profile with photo of your chosen animal;
  • A 10″ plush seal or turtle toy; and
  • A one year “Gray Seal” family membership ($50 value).

It’s a $85 value for only $35 (plus $5 shipping and handling)! Best of all, your adoption donation will help provide the food, medicine, supplies, and care your animal needs to get well and be released back into the ocean. For animals that have already been released, your adoption donation will help provide food, medicine, supplies, and care for the next animal in need. Thank you!

Naming Sponsorship!
Want to help more? Naming Sponsorships are available for many of the turtles. Your $500 naming sponsorship pays for even more of the food, medicine, supplies, equipment, electricity, and professional care that each turtle needs to recover. Each sponsorship comes with all the benefits of a regular symbolic adoption PLUS the opportunity to NAME the turtle you choose, a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour for up to eight people, and an “Animal Caretaker” Experience for up to two people. For more information, contact Wendy at wwyman@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x305. Thank you!

*** Please use the “Special Instructions” or “Instructions to Merchant” section to indicate to whom you want the Adoption Certificate addressed, and, if desired, a gift message. Otherwise, we will assume the person ordering the package is the person who should be named on the certificate. Also, please use the “Shipping Address” to indicate to whom the package should be mailed. If you don’t see these fields (they don’t always show up)

Please contact Wendy at wwyman@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x305 with your instructions. Thank you! ***

Shipping & Handling Note: Shipping is via regular, first-class U.S. mail. The $5 cost also includes a small handling charge. The charge is for domestic U.S. shipping only. Please contact Wendy at wwyman@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x305 for international rates or special instructions. Please note you can avoid any shipping charges by stopping by the National Marine Life Center at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, to purchase your Adoption Package in person. Please call first before you stop by to make sure someone is available in the office, as we otherwise may be in with the animals. *International Shipping subject to additional charges* Thank you!

SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A CURRENT or RECENT PATIENT:

Molly Weasley
Molly Weasley
Molly Weasley is a female harbor seal weanling that stranded September 23, 2019 in Old Orchard Beach, Old Orchard, ME. She was treated for wounds, respiratory issues and right eye opacity. Molly was released November 20, 2019 at Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich, MA
$35.00
Harry Potter
Harry Potter
Harry Potter is a male harbor seal weanling that stranded October 22, 2019 in Biddeford, ME. He was treated for shark bite wounds, pneumonia, he was also emaciated and anemic. He is currently at NMLC for rehabilitation
$35.00
Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix Lestrange
Bellatrix Lestrange is a female harbor seal pup that stranded July 6, 2019 in Salisbury, MA. She was treated for emaciation, lethargy, and possible human interaction. Bellatrix was released September 19, 2019 at Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport, MA.
$35.00
Fleur Delacour
Fleur Delacour
Fleur Delacour is a female harbor seal pup that stranded June 27, 2019 in Rye, NH. She was treated for emaciation, eye and flipper wounds. Fleur was released September 19, 2019 at Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport, MA.
$35.00
Lily Potter
Lily Potter
Lily is a female harbor seal pup that stranded June 5, 2019 in Milbridge, ME..She was treated for dehydration, emaciation and abandonment. Lily is currently at NMLC for rehabilitation.
$35.00
Nymphadora Tonks
Nymphadora Tonks
Tonks is a female harp seal pup that stranded May 5, 2019 in York, ME. She was treated for dehydration, anemia and being underweight. Tonks was released July 17, 2019 in RYe, NH.
$35.00
Snitch
Snitch
Snitch is a male harp seal yearling that stranded May 8, 2019 in Scarborough, ME.. He was treated for dehydration, anemia and parasites. Snitch was released September 19, 2019 at Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Fang
Fang
Fang is a male grey seal weanling that stranded April 24, 2019 in Salisbury, MA. He was treated for emaciation, pneumonia, anemia. Fang was released July 10, 2019 at Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport, MA.
$35.00
Madame Olympe Maxime
Madame Olympe Maxime
Maxi is a female weanling grey seal that stranded April 23, 2019 in Suffolk, NY.. She was treated for entanglement issues, eye rupture neck and flipper wounds. Maxi was released July 10, 2019 at Horseneck Beach State Reservation, Westport, MA.
$35.00
Buckbeak
Buckbeak
Buckbeak is a juvenile male harp seal that stranded March 3, 2019 in Seabrook, NH. He was treated for parasitic infection. Buckbeak was released April 24, 2019 at Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Mandrake
Mandrake
Mandrake is a yearling male harp seal that stranded February 20, 2019 in New Castle, NH. He was treated for parasitic infection, respiratory distress, and dehydration. Mandrake was released April 24, 2019 at Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Hagrid
Hagrid
Hagrid is a male gray seal pup that stranded February 28, 2019 in Newbury, MA. He was treated for a severe wound on his tail. Hagrid was released June 18, 2019 at Scusset Beach State Reservation, Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Patronus
Patronus
Patronus is NMLC's first hooded seal! She stranded January 5, 2019 in Gloucester, MA. She was being treated for malnourishment, dehydration, and infection. Patronus was released in Rye, NH on February 25, 2019!
$35.00
Dinghy (#43)
Dinghy (#43)
Dinghy (#43) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Skaket Beach in Orleans, MA. Dinghy was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Dinghy was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Drew (#44)
Drew (#44)
Drew (#44) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA. Drew was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Drew was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Tessa (#45)
Tessa (#45)
Tessa (#45) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Tessa was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Tessa was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Dexter (#46)
Dexter (#46)
Dexter (#46) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Ellis Landing in Brewster, MA. Dexter was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Dexter was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
 
Senara (#47)
Senara (#47)
Senara (#47) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Great Island in Wellfleet, MA. Senara was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Senara was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Brody (#48)
Brody (#48)
Brody (#48) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Great Island in Wellfleet, MA. Brody was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Brody was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Chomper (#49)
Chomper (#49)
Chomper (#49) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 14, 2018 at Great Island in Wellfleet, MA. Chomper was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Chomper was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Bilezikian (#50)
Bilezikian (#50)
Bilezikian (#50) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 in Brewster, MA. Bilezikian was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Bilezekian was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Edward Gorey (#51)
Edward Gorey (#51)
Edward Gorey (#51) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Edward Gorey was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. He was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Winter (#52)
Winter (#52)
Winter (#52) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Winter was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Winter was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Chookie (#53)
Chookie (#53)
Chookie (#53) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Chookie was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Chookie was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Ahimsa (#54)
Ahimsa (#54)
Ahimsa (#54) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 on Cape Cod, MA. Ahimsa was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Ahimsa was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Sea Rover (#55)
Sea Rover (#55)
Sea Rover (#55) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Sea Rover was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Sea Rover was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Schumann (#56)
Schumann (#56)
Schumann (#56) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 in Brewster, MA. Schumann was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Schumann was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Gunther (#57)
Gunther (#57)
Gunther (#57) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 in Brewster, MA. Gunther was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Gunther was released April 17, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.
$35.00
Bandito (#58)
Bandito (#58)
Bandito (#58) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 in Brewster, MA. Bandito was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Bandito was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Horizon (#59)
Horizon (#59)
Horizon (#59) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 15, 2018 at Linnell in Brewster, MA. Horizon was admitted to NMLC on November 19, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Horizon was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Helides (#60)
Helides (#60)
Helides (#60) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on October 26, 2018 on Cape Cod, MA. Helides was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and left front flipper lameness. Helides was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Kupa (#61)
Kupa (#61)
Kupa (#61) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Campground Beach in Eastham, MA. Kupa was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Kupa was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Ladybug (#62)
Ladybug (#62)
Ladybug (#62) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Campground Beach in Eastham, MA. Ladybug was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for severe cold stunning. Ladybug was released August 7, 2019 off the shores of Martha's Vineyard, MA!
$35.00
Omega (#63)
Omega (#63)
Omega (#63) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Cole Brook in Eastham, MA. Omega was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Omega was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Tunbridge (#64)
Tunbridge (#64)
Tunbridge (#64) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Silver Spring in Eastham, MA. Tunbridge was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Tunbridge was released August 7, 2019 off the shores of Martha's Vineyard, MA.
$35.00
Herbert (#65)
Herbert (#65)
Herbert (#65) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA. Herbert was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Herbert was released April 17, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL.
$35.00
Scuttle (#67)
Scuttle (#67)
Scuttle (#67) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Great Island in Wellfleet, MA. Scuttle was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning and fractured flipper bones. Scuttle was released August 7, 2019 off the shores of Martha's Vineyard, MA!
$35.00
Riddle (68)
Riddle (68)
Riddle (#68) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Thumpertown in Eastham, MA. Riddle was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Riddle was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Fawkes (#69)
Fawkes (#69)
Fawkes (#69) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Skaket Beach in Orleans, MA. Fawkes was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Fawkes was released April 17, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL!
$35.00
Dancer (#70)
Dancer (#70)
Dancer is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 17, 2018 at Kingsbury in Eastham, MA. Dancer was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Dancer was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Bourne (#71)
Bourne (#71)
Bourne (#71) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 18, 2018 in Eastham, MA. Bourne was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning, pneumonia, and bronchitis. Bourne was released March 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Madam Curie (#72)
Madam Curie (#72)
Madam Curie (#72) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 18, 2018 on Great Island in Wellfleet, MA. Mme. Curie was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Mme. Curie was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Shell L. Cool Jay (#73)
Shell L. Cool Jay (#73)
Shell L. Cool Jay (#73) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 18, 2018 at Rock Harbor in Orleans, MA. Cool Jay was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning, pneumonia, and flipper injury due to previous entanglement. He was released April 17, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL!
$35.00
Lucy (#74)
Lucy (#74)
Lucy (#74) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 18, 2018 in Truro, MA. Lucy was admitted to NMLC on November 23, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning, bronchitis, and flipper trauma. Mme. Curie was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Sunny (#75)
Sunny (#75)
Sunny (#75) is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that stranded on December 6, 2018 at Breakwater in Brewster, MA. Sunny was admitted to NMLC on December 12, 2018 and was treated for cold stunning. Sunny was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00
Etta (#56)
Etta (#56)
Etta (#56) is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded on November 21, 2017, near Ryder Beach in Wellfleet, MA. Etta was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for osteolytic lesions (bone infection) resulting from cold stunning. Etta was released February 20, 2019 at Canaveral National Seashore in Florida!
$35.00

SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A SMALL TURTLE HEADSTART PATIENT OR PERMANENT RESIDENT:

 
Daisy
Daisy
Daisy is an adult female box turtle that was admitted May 7, 2014. She was rescued from an abusive and illegal captive situation. She is a permanent resident at NMLC.
$35.00
Violet
Violet
Violet is an adult female box turtle that was admitted May 7, 2014. She was rescued from an abusive and illegal captive situation. She is a permanent resident at NMLC.
$35.00
Red Bellied Cooters
Red Bellied Cooters
The 2019-2020 class of 10 Northern red bellied cooters are part of a MassWildlife head start program. They will be released in May, 2020.
$35.00

SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A FORMER PATIENT:

(In addition to these recent patients, we have dozens more former patients in our archive. Are you looking for a specific animal not listed? E-mail Wendy at wwyman@nmlc.org for more information. Thank you!)

Moose
Moose
Moose is a male, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded on May 28, 2018 at COA Pier, ME. Moose was admitted to NMLC on June 1, 2018, and was treated for maternal separation, a respiratory infection, and minor wounds. He was released August 16, 2018 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Nemasket
Nemasket
Nemasket is a male, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded May 27, 2018 in Bucksport, ME. Nemasket was admitted to NMLC on May 30, 2018, and was treated for maternal separation and a respiratory infection. He was released August 16, 2018 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Sugar
Sugar
Sugar is a female, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded May 10, 2018 in Surry ME. Sugar was admitted to NMLC on May 16, 2018, and was treated for a maternal separation, a respiratory infection, and corneal swelling. She was released November 21, 2018 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Charles
Charles
Charles is a male, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded on April 22, 2018 in Plymouth, MA. Charles was admitted to NMLC on April 23, 2018, and was treated for maternal separation, influenza, and Phocine herpes virus. He was released August 16, 2018 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Parker
Parker
Parker is a female, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded on May 10, 2018 in Surry, ME. Parker was admitted to NMLC on May 16, 2018, and was treated for maternal separation, influenza, and an abscess on her rear flipper. She was released August 16, 2018 at Scusset Beach in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00
Winnicut (Winnie)
Winnicut (Winnie)
Winnie is a weanling female harbor seal that stranded January 12, 2018 in Hampton, NH. She was treated for a parasitic infection and respiratory distress. Winnie was released on March 15, 2018 in Sandwich, MA.
$35.00

Shipping & Handling Note: Shipping is via regular, first-class U.S. mail. The $5 cost also includes a small handling charge. The charge is for domestic shipping only. Please call Casey at 508-743-9888 x303 or e-mail wwyman@nmlc.org for international rates or special instructions. Please note you can avoid any shipping charges by stopping by the National Marine Life Center at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, to purchase your Adoption Package in person. Please call first before you stop by to make sure someone is available in the office, as we otherwise may be in with the animals. Thank you!

*** Please use the “Special Instructions” section to indicate to whom you want the Adoption Certificate addressed, and, if desired, a gift message. Otherwise, we will assume the person ordering the package is the person who should be named on the certificate. Also, please use the “Shipping Address” to indicate to whom the package should be mailed. Thank you! ***