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Selected Media Stories

“Turtle Strandings Down Along the East Coast Last Year,” by Mary Ann Bragg, with video & photos by Merrily Cassidy, Cape Cod Times, February 27, 2014

“Making a Difference on Cape Cod… One Animal at a Time,” by Jon Neschis for Intuit Work Smart e-newsletter, February 20, 2014

“An Intentional, Experiential Day Processed Through Play,” by Martianne, Training Happy Hearts Blog, June 27, 2013

“Townsend’s Going Home Thanks to National Marine Life Center Treatment,” Wicked Local Wareham, June 26, 2013

“Buzzards Bay Marine Animal Hospital Set to Release its First Patient,” Wicked Local Bourne, June 22, 2013

“A Visit to the National Marine Life Center,” by Nor’easter Blues, Cape Cod Today, April 15, 2013

“Sea Turtles Stranded on Cape Cod Ready to be Released,” Falmouth Patch, April 7, 2013

“NMLC nurses juvenile harbor seal back to health (Photo Gallery),” Wicked Local Wareham, January 17, 2013

“Harbor seal makes her way to health, back to sea,” by Laura Fedak Pedulli, South Coast Today, January 14, 2013

“Rehabbed seal released (Photo Gallery),” by Christine Hochkeppel, Cape Cod Times, January 14, 2013

“National Marine Life Center’s new hospital open for business,” by Frank Mulligan, Wicked Local Wareham, December 18, 2012

“Maine seal convalesces on Cape Cod,” by Eric Williams and Jason Kolnos, Cape Cod Times, October 10, 2012

“The Point:  Disease Investigations” – interview with Dr. Sea Rogers Williams, by Sean Corcoran, WCAI, February 23, 2012

“Convention Data Services Raises $27,000 for the National Marine Life Center,” Exhibitor News Network, October 20, 2011

“Annual CDS Golf Tourney Benefits National Marine Life Center,” Wicked Local Wareham, October 18, 2011

“Limitless Passion to Save Marine Life,” by Devon Ellington, Cape Women Online, Fall, 2011

“Wareham Students CARE,” by Jaime Rebhan, Wareham Week, August 15, 2011

“Tanks for the National Marine Life Center’s Efforts,” by Frank Mulligan, Wareham Courier, June 3, 2011

“Teanna the lucky turtle at the National Marine Life Center,” by Frank Mulligan, Wareham Courier, June 3, 2011

“Where We Life:  Bourne,” by Sean Corcoran, WCAI, May 4, 2011

“Morning Toast to National Marine Life,” by MVY Radio, Positive Underground, January 4, 2011

“National Marine Life Center hopes for your votes,” by Ashleigh Bennett, Wareham Courier, December 18, 2010

“Bourne’s Marine Life Center progresses at turtle’s pace,” by Doug Fraser, Cape Cod Times, December 8, 2010

“The Point:  Turtle Strandings.  Don “The Turtle Guy” Lewis and Kathy Zagzebski, President & Executive Director of National Marine Life Center, discuss sea turtles and the high numbers stranding on Cape Cod beaches.” by Mindy Todd, Cape and Islands NPR Station, December 7, 2010

“Holiday ideas that help Cape Cod’s marine animals and special people,” by Dawn M. Smith,, November 30, 2010

“Convention Data Services Raises $22,000 for National Marine Life Center,” ENN Exhibitor News Network, October 7, 2010

“Convention Data Services Raises $22,000 for National Marine Life Center,” by Exhibit City News, October 6, 2010

“Patty the turtle passes away,” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier, September 20, 2010

“National Marine Life Center’s animal hospital nears completion” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier, August 26, 2010

“Birdhouses for sea turtles” by Jaime Rebhan, Wareham Village Soup, August 9, 2010 (similar article appeared in print version of Wareham Week)

“‘Songs for the Sea’ to assist marine animals and their caregivers” by Cyrus Moulton, Wareham Village Soup, June 4, 2010 (similar article appeared in print version of Wareham Week, June 10, 2010)

“Release of turtles in Middleboro becoming annual rite” by Alice C. Elwell,, May 28, 2010

“Gilford Middle School students plan events to raise awareness about sea turtles” (AND benefit the National Marine Life Center!) by Harrison Haas,, a service of The Citizen of Laconia, April 22, 2010

“Visiting the National Marine Life Center in Bourne” by Mary Richmond, Cape Cod Art and Nature Blog, February 13, 2010

“What to do if you find a stranded turtle” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier, January 31, 2010

“Patty the turtle continues slow recovery” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier, January 31, 2010

“National Marine Life Center seeking financial support to complete project” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier, January 31, 2010

“Tough year for dolphin strandings on Cape” by Alysha Palumbo, NECN, December 13, 2009

“Turtle hospital needs $200K amid strandings” by George Brennan, Cape Cod Times, December 10, 2009

“National Marine Life Center launches emergency campaign” by Dawn M. Smith,, December 9, 2009

“Cape Cod History…. 1999: Drawing up plans for the National Marine Life Center” by CCToday,, November 13,2009

“National Marine Life Center benefits from Marine Biological Laboratory donation:  Donated equipment to help NMLC, lessen impact at landfill” by editor,, November 10, 2009

“MBL Helps to Equip Marine Life Center” by Matthew M. Burke, Cape Cod Times, November 3, 2009

“Representatives of Convention Data Services Present a Check for $17,500 to Members of the National Marine Life Center, ” October 9, 2009

“Custom Merchandise:  Souvenirs at Aquariums Further the Environmental Cause” by Donna Cavanagh, Souvenirs, Gifts & Novelties magazine, October 2009

“National Marine Life Center Nets Record Donations for Hospital” by Peter Lowry,, August 14, 2009

“Mermaid Ball the Social Hit of Summer” by Paul Gately, Bourne Courier & Wicked Local – Bourne, August 12, 2009.  On-line story includes video.

“NMLC Mermaid Ball Offers Pirates Chest of Treasures” by Don Lewis,, August 4, 2009

“National Marine Life Center Expands Operations” by Ruth Thompson, Wareham Courier & Wicked Local – Wareham, August 1, 2009

Fundraising Ball Planned as New Marine Life Center Rises Along Main Street by Diana Barth, Bourne Enterprise, July 31, 2009

“Dance with Pirates at National Marine Life Center Mermaid Ball” by Dawn M. Smith,, July 29, 2009

“Once in a Lifetime Dreams Come True at NMLC Mermaid Ball!  Captain a Supertanker out of Historic Boston Harbor; Pilot a Tug through Cape Cod Canal!” by Don Lewis,, July 13, 2009

“What’s the Weath-a Gonna Be This Sum-ma?  Cape Cod Quahog Predicts Eleven and a Half Weeks of Summer Sunshine!” by Don Lewis,, June 22, 2009

“New NMLC Marine Animal Hospital Arrives in Buzzards Bay Friday:  Steel Girders, Joists Will Soon Be the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center” by editor,, June 19, 2009

“National Marine Life Center on The Point” by Mindy Todd, WCAI – The Cape and Islands NPR Station, A Service of WGBH, June 10, 2009

“Releasing Turtles in Middleborough” by Joanne Rathe, Boston Globe,, June 1, 2009

“When is a Turtle a Cougar” by Don Lewis,, May 20, 2009

“Saving the World, One Turtle at a Time:  $100K Challenge to Open Cape Marine Animal Hospital for Stranding Season” by CC Today,, May 18, 2009

“Cape Cod’s National Marine Life Center Going Forward Despite Recession” by Dawn M. Smith,, April 22, 2009

“Rehabbing the Rehab Center” by David A. Fonseca, Bourne Enterprise, April 17, 2009

“Following Fletcher” by Steve Heaslip, Cape Cod Times, April 8, 2009

“Cape Loggerhead Goes South” by Steve Heaslip, Cape Cod Times Online, April 7, 2009

“Happy Bourne Day” by Ana Paulina, Cape Cod Today, April 1, 2009

“South Coast turtle experts Don Lewis and Sue Wieber Nourse talk about the different types of turtles that live around Buzzards Bay and Southeastern Massachusetts” video by Ryan Richardson, Wareham Courier, February 14,2009

“National Marine Life Center on Sunday Journal” by Kevin McGonagle, Cape Cod Broadcasting, January 25, 2009

“Cape Marine Center to Pump Canal Sea Water” by Aaron Gouveia, Cape Cod Times, January 3, 2009

“The National Marine Life Center hosted the annual Mermaid Ball to raise money to support its educational programs and planned expansions” video by Ryan Richardson, Wareham Courier, August 16, 2008

“Rescued terrapin returned to the wild” by Jeffrey D. Wagner, The Herald News, August 11, 2008

“Five rehabilitated turtles return to the sea from Dowses beach in Osterville” video by Ryan Richardson, Wareham Courier, July 30, 2008

“Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Lavender gets tagged with a satellite tracking device before her release into the wild” video by Wareham Courier, July 30, 2008

“Marine Rehab Center Plans Expansion” by Robert Gold, Cape Cod Times, June 4, 2008

“Breaking Ground” by Ryan Richardson, Wicked Local, April 10, 2008

“Stranded Sea Turtles Continue Rehab at Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay” by April Simson, The Boston Globe, January 16, 2007

“First Patient’s Success Fuels Dream of Marine Hospital” by Paul E. Kandarian, Boston Globe, August 26, 2004