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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 populations worldwide. Commercial fishing, coastal development, climate change, and pollution continue to be predominant threats for sea turtles....

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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” has changed the way scientists and educators understand the role of public education of the ocean. The term resulted as a response to...

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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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Patient Update: July 16th, 2020

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

  SEALS Bird and Plum have been progressing quickly after moving to the large...

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Deals for Seals! Yard Sale Fundraiser

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Featured | 0 comments

Friday July 10th & Saturday July 11th10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Special 9a.m...

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Patient Update: July 8th, 2020

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

A lot has changed since our last patient update at NMLC! We have entered...

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Patient Update: May 15, 2020

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Featured | 0 comments

  SEALS Owl’s Head has fully lost his white lanugo coat, revealing his...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer April 2020

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 1 comment

This parasite is Cryptocotyle lingua. It is a trematode that develops to...

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