Caring for Stranded Marine Animals
                                              Donate Now!

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month Answer- February 2020

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These parasites are Halarachne halichoeri also known as nasal mites. They are found inside the nares (or nostrils) of seals. They impact...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- February 2020

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These Arthropods are a species of mite commonly found in phocids, like the seals here at NMLC. The mites are only about 3 mm long....

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer January 2020

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These are Acanthocephalans or thorny headed worms. They use their proboscis (shown below) to burrow into the intestine. The hooks on the...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- January 2020

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is another parasite commonly found in the seals at NMLC. They can be found in the intestine of most species of seals, sea lions and...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer November 2019

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is Diplogonoporus tetrapterus, a tapeworm most commonly found in the intestines of seals. This worm is characterized by its scolex,...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- November 2019

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is a worm commonly seen in the seals that come into NMLC for rehabilitation. It is typically 4-6.5 mm wide and can be...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer July 2019

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is Otostrongylus circumlitis, one of my favorite lungworms. Their primary host is the harbor seal, but infections have also...

Read More

Our Seal-ebrity Line Up!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Things have been action packed here at NMLC and we have five new Seal-ebrities to add to our hall of fame! “Sealvester Stallone,” a...

Read More

A Day Working on the Animal Care Team

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Animals, Featured, Volunteers | 0 comments

July 6, 2015 This is a blog about one of my days working on the Animal Care team. You would assume every day would be the same – prep...

Read More

Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Answer Oct 2012

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These are seal lice, or Echinophthrius horridus. They are lice, sucking lice, or Anoplurans to be more precise. Lice are insects within the...

Read More