Living the majority of their lives in the deep ocean, marine animals are challenging for humans to see and study. The animals undergoing rehabilitation at the National Marine Life Center offer a unique opportunity to learn more about their species, about wildlife health, and ultimately about the health of our oceans. Current research includes investigations of marine animal parasites and case studies of our patients.
The answers are probably smiling somewhere,
real simple, real close,
waiting for us to discover them.
~ “Ruby,” from the movie Ruby in Paradise (1993)