Caring for Stranded Marine Animals
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Web Cam

Welcome to the National Marine Life Center marine animal hospital web cam! Scroll down to see the live feed. Click on the tabs to switch between the two tanks.

Tab 1 (the Elizabeth Gayle Lawson and Lorraine Diodati Memorial Sea Turtle and Seal Rehabilitation Tank) – 12 juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles

Tab 2 (the Douglas J. Fletcher Memorial Sea Turtle and Seal Rehabilitation Tank) – 12 juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtles

Not Pictured
* Seal Degrasse Tyson, a male harbor seal weanling (in Pod 1)
* Seal Rogers Williams, a male harbor seal weanling (in Pup Room)

(updated February 11, 2017)

You can help the animals! Donate Now – Just $10 will cover a box of exam gloves that we need to safely handle a seal or turtle. $15 will purchase necessary antibiotics to combat infection. $30 will feed a seal or turtle for a week. These amounts given monthly will help throughout an animal’s rehabilitation and allow us to bring in new animals in need any time. On behalf of the animals, thanks for your support!

What you might see:

  1. Removing the seal(s) and/or turtle(s) from the pool to administer medication, conduct procedures, and/or to clean the pool.
  2. Feeding two to four times a day.
  3. Cleaning – lots and lots of cleaning! This sometimes involves lowering the water level in the pools then refilling.
  4. Resting – seals need to haul out of the water and rest throughout the day, and you may see them resting on their platform.  Turtles rest at the bottom of the tank and can hold their breath for over 10 minutes.
  5. Playing – for enrichment, we may add various items to the pool for the seals or turtles to play with or swim around. They sometimes like to play with the water fall created when we add water to the tank. What other behaviors do you notice?


You can help the animals! Donate Now – Just $10 will cover a box of exam gloves that we need to safely handle the seals and turtles. $15 will purchase necessary antibiotics to combat infection. $30 will feed a seal or turtle for a week. These amounts given monthly will help throughout an animal’s rehabilitation and allow us to be prepared for new patients at any time. On behalf of the animals, thanks for your support!