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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- October 2020

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is actually a crustacean and is only found on gray whales. They can grow up to 27mm in length and occur in large colonies. Juveniles of this species are not free-swimming and actually develop in a...

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Patient Update: October 16th, 2020

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Yesterday, October 15th, we released our last 3 harbor seals, marking the end of harbor seal season here at NMLC! Derby, Marblehead, and Montauk were released together at Scusset Beach after completing their...

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Patient Update: October 2nd, 2020

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

  It’s finally fall and we are excited to start up our weekly Patient...

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Kemp’s Ridley: Biology, Natural History, and Conservation in Cape Cod

Posted by on Oct 1, 2020 in Animals, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Despite their status as the rarest species of sea turtle...

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Green Turtle Biology, Natural History and Conservation

Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Animals, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Green Sea Turtles also known by their scientific name, Chelonia mydas, are...

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Osteomyelitis in Sea Turtles

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in Animals, Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Anthropogenic activity has endangered the survival of sea turtle...

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The Principles of Ocean Literacy and How Marine Animals and Rehabilitation Can Help Teach Them

Posted by on Sep 10, 2020 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

Since it was first introduced in 2004, the concept of “ocean literacy”...

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Otitis Media in Pinnipeds

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Featured | 0 comments

Otitis media is the inflammation of the middle ear resulting in infection...

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Habituation in Harbor Seals

Posted by on Aug 27, 2020 in Featured | 0 comments

There is a long history of habituation of animals being an interest to humans....

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NMLC Beautification Project Under Way

Posted by on Aug 26, 2020 in Building | 1 comment

For twenty-five years, The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) has been part of...

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Northern Red-bellied Cooter Hatchling Club

Posted by on Aug 24, 2020 in Event News | 2 comments

The National Marine Life Center and Cape Cod Community College are proud to...

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Vocalizations in Pinnipeds

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Featured | 0 comments

The pinniped family are social animals and display a wide range of...

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Plastic and It’s Impacts on Marine Animals

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

In today’s society, the demand for plastic is largely driven by its...

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Patient Update: August 13th, 2020

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

This week was an exciting week at NMLC! We released our first harbor seals of...

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Parasite of the Month- Answer July 2020

Posted by on Aug 8, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is Parafilaroides gymnurus. They are found in the lungs of seals...

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Patient Update: August 7th, 2020

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

As July becomes August and the heat is turned up outside, we are focusing on...

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Patient Update: July 29th, 2020

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

This week at NMLC has had its ups and downs. We unfortunately had to say...

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Teachers’ Workshop – Nature & Design: Connections Between Science, Engineering, & the Marine Environment (Virtual)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Featured, Teaching | 0 comments

A Virtual Institute for Grades 4-8 Educators The ocean is filled with diverse...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- July 2020

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

This is a parasite that is actually quite common, but difficult to extract due...

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Patient Update: July 22nd, 2020

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

  It’s been another busy week at the National Marine Life Center! We...

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