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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!

Add a Calendar!

NMLC 2018 Calendar
NMLC 2018 Calendar
Enjoy marine animals all year long. Each month includes a beautiful photo of a turtle or seal. Best of all, your $15 calendar pays for a dose of medication for a sick animal!
$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

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 is being treated for cold stunning and pneumonia.
$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 being treated for cold stunning.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning and pneumonia.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning and superficial trauma.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning.
$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 is being treated for cold stunning.
$35.00
Sea Turtle #59
Sea Turtle #59
#59 is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. #59 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning, abrasions, and pneumonia.
$35.00
Sea Turtle #59 Naming Sponsorship
Sea Turtle #59 Naming Sponsorship
#59 is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. #59 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning, abrasions, and pneumonia.
$500.00
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 is being treated for cold stunning.
$35.00
Sea Turtle #64
Sea Turtle #64
#64 is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 21, 2017 in Wellfleet, MA. #64 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning and pneumonia.
$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. #65 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning and eye injuries.
$35.00
Sea Turtle #71 Naming Sponsorship
Sea Turtle #71 Naming Sponsorship
#65 is a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle that stranded November 23, 2017 in Eastham, MA. #65 was admitted to NMLC on November 27, 2017 and is being treated for cold stunning and eye injuries.
$500.00
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 is being treated for osteolytic lesions (bone infection) resulting from cold stunning.
$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

 

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!)

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 is being 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! ***