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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 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 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 Casey at cshetterly@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x303. 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 Casey at cshetterly@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x303 with your instructions. Thank you! ***

Shipping & Handling Note: Shipping is via regular, first-class U.S. mail. The cost also includes a small handling charge. The charge is for domestic U.S. shipping only. Please contact Casey at cshetterly@nmlc.org or 508-743-9888 x303 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!

SYMBOLICALLY ADOPT A CURRENT PATIENT:

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 is being treated for Influenza A, Phocine Herpes Virus 1 symptoms, and intestines that were impacted with sand.
$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 is being treated for Influenza A and an abscess on her rear flipper.
$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, 2015 and is being treated for a respiratory infection and corneal swelling.
$35.00
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 is being treated for a respiratory infection and minor wounds.
$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 is being treated for a respiratory infection and fleshy umbilicus.
$35.00
Allagash
Allagash
Allagash is a female, maternally dependent harbor seal pup that stranded May 26, 2018 in Clipboard Island, Falmouth, ME. Allagash was admitted to NMLC on June 1, 2018 and is being treated for low blood glucose, dehydration, and ocular lesions.
$35.00
Gunst
Gunst
Gunst is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 24, 2015 at Crosby Beach in Eastham, MA. Gunst was admitted to NMLC on December 14, 2015 and is being treated for osteolytic lesions (bone infection) resulting from cold stunning.
$35.00
Etta
Etta
Etta 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 is being treated for osteolytic lesions (bone infection) resulting from cold stunning.
$35.00
Bruiser
Bruiser
Bruiser is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 22, 2017 in Truro, MA. Bruiser was admitted to NMLC on Novemner 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning side effects and discharge from the Rathe's pores that are located on the underside of his shell.
$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 2017-2018 class of 10 Northern red bellied cooters are part of a MassWildlife head start program. They will be released in May, 2018.
$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 Casey at cshetterly@nmlc.org for more information. Thank you!)

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
Hailey (#42)
Hailey (#42)
Hailey is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 17, 2017 in Dennis, MA. She was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Hailey was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Potato (#44)
Potato (#44)
Potato is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 17, 2017 in Dennis, MA. She was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and is was treated for cold stunning. Potato was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Splash (#46)
Splash (#46)
Splash is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 17, 2017 in Brewster, MA. Splash was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning. Splash was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Carolina (#49)
Carolina (#49)
Carolina is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 17, 2017 in Dennis, MA. She was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning. She was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Marshawn Lynch (#50)
Marshawn Lynch (#50)
Marshawn is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 18, 2017 in Brewster, MA. He was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. He was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Emmy (#52)
Emmy (#52)
Emmy is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 17, 2017 in Dennis, MA. She was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning and superficial trauma. She was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Gryffin (#55)
Gryffin (#55)
Gryffin is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 20, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. He was admitted to NMLC on November 22, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning. He was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Jasper (#58)
Jasper (#58)
Jasper is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 20, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. He was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning. He was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Kiwi
Kiwi
#Kiwi is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. Kiwi was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning, abrasions, and pneumonia. She was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Marissa (#63)
Marissa (#63)
Marissa is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. She was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning. She was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Ocean (#64)
Ocean (#64)
Ocean is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. Ocean was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning and pneumonia. Ocean was released on February 21, 2018 at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, FL.
$35.00
Sea Turtle #71
Sea Turtle #71
#65 is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 23, 2017 in Eastham, MA. #71 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and was treated for cold stunning and eye injuries. #71 was released on April 18, 2018 at Little Talbot Island, FL.
$35.00
Roman
Roman
Roman is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 22, 2016 at Boat Meadow Beach in Eastham, MA. Roman was admitted to NMLC on November 29, 2016 and was treated for osteolytic lesions (bone infection) resulting from cold stunning. He was released January 17, 2018
$35.00
Bella Lugoseal
Bella Lugoseal
Bella is a weanling female harbor seal that stranded October 23, 2017 in Rye, NH. She was admitted to NMLC on October 23, 2017, and was treated for oral trauma of unknown origin. Bella was released January 7, 2018.
$35.00
Scarlett Johanseal
Scarlett Johanseal
Scarlett is a weanling female harbor seal that stranded November 9, 2017 in Phippsburg, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on November 11, 2017 and was being treated for lacerations, mouth wounds, and dehydration. Scarlett was released January 7, 2018.
$35.00
Emmy Rosseal
Emmy Rosseal
Emmy was a weanling female harbor seal that stranded July 18, 2017 in Truro, MA. She was admitted to NMLC the same day, and was treated for shark bite injury. Emmy was released September 7, 2017.
$35.00
Giseal Bundchen
Giseal Bundchen
Giseal is a female harbor seal pup that stranded June 9, 2017 in Chebeague Island, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on June 20, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation and an ear infection. Giseal was released October 17, 2017.
$35.00
Seally Ride
Seally Ride
Seally was a female harbor seal pup that stranded May 28, 2017 in Brunswick, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on June 6, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Seally was released September 7, 2017.
$35.00
Sealbert Einstein
Sealbert Einstein
Sealbert was a male harbor seal pup that stranded May 28, 2017 in Falmouth, ME. He was admitted to NMLC on June 6, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Sealbert was released October 3, 2017.
$35.00
Rosealind Franklin
Rosealind Franklin
Rosie was a female harbor seal pup that stranded May 23, 2017 in Bar Harbor, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on May 30, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Rosie was released October 3, 2017.
$35.00
Dian Fosseal
Dian Fosseal
Dian was a female harbor seal pup that stranded May 25, 2017 on Great Spruce Head Island, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on May 30, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Dian was released October 3, 2017.
$35.00
Sealonardo Dicaprio
Sealonardo Dicaprio
Leo was a male harbor seal pup that stranded May 25, 2017 on Great Spruce Head Island, ME. He was admitted to NMLC on May 30, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Leo was released October 17, 2017.
$35.00
Sealvia Earle
Sealvia Earle
Sealvia was a female harbor seal pup that stranded May 21, 2017 on Middle Harwood Island, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on May 30, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Sealvia was released August 9, 2017.
$35.00
Ralph Waldo Emerseal
Ralph Waldo Emerseal
Ralph was a male harbor seal pup that stranded May 21, 2017 in Harpswell, ME. He was admitted to NMLC on May 23, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Ralph was released September 7, 2017.
$35.00
Rachel Carseal
Rachel Carseal
Rachel was a female harbor seal pup that stranded May 18, 2017 on Chebeague Island, ME. She was admitted to NMLC on May 23, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Rachel was released September 7, 2017.
$35.00
Jane Goodseal
Jane Goodseal
Jane was a female harbor seal pup that stranded April 15, 2017 in Sandwich, MA. She was admitted to NMLC that same day, and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Jane was released August 9, 2017.
$35.00
Johnny Appleseal
Johnny Appleseal
Johnny was a male harbor seal pup that stranded April 13, 2017 in Plymouth, MA. He was admitted to NMLC that same day and was treated for maternal separation, malnourishment, and dehydration. Johnny was released August 9, 2017.
$35.00
Miley Sealrus
Miley Sealrus
Miley was a female gray seal pup that stranded March 28, 2017 in Scituate, MA. She was admitted to NMLC that same day and was treated for rectal prolapse, malnourishment, and dehydration. She was the 100th seal that NMLC has treated! Miley was released August 9, 2017.
$35.00
Emma Watseal
Emma Watseal
Emma was a female gray seal pup that stranded March 19, 2017 in Montauk, NY. She was admitted to NMLC March 20, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation, pneumonia, and alopecia. Emma was released May 9, 2017.
$35.00
Denzseal Washington
Denzseal Washington
Denzseal was a weanling male gray seal that stranded March 8, 2017 in Orleans, MA. He was admitted to NMLC that same day, and was treated for pneumonia and a parasitic infection. Denzseal was released May 2, 2017.
$35.00
Seal Diamond
Seal Diamond
Diamond was a yearling male harp seal that stranded February 18, 2017 in Seabrook, NH. He was admitted to NMLC February 19, 2017 and was treated for bite wounds, dehydration, and a parasitic infection. Diamond was released March 30 2017.
$35.00
Seal Degrasse Tyson
Seal Degrasse Tyson
Tyson was a male gray seal pup that stranded January 14, 2017 on Nantucket, MA. He was admitted to NMLC January 17, 2017 and was treated for maternal separation and bite wounds. Tyson was released March 2, 2017.
$35.00

 

 

 

Shipping & Handling Note: Shipping is via regular, first-class U.S. mail. The 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 cshetterly@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! ***