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Fletcher Released into Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina

Fletcher, the loggerhead sea turtle that stranded cold-stunned in Truro last fall, was released back into the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina.  Readers will recall that Fletcher spent the winter at the National Marine Life Center in rehabilitation, gaining nearly 20 pounds before heading south for her release.  See Fletcher gets […]

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The Dream Set in Concrete

Dreams and plans for the National Marine Life Center’s new marine animal hospital at the gateway to Cape Cod have now been set in concrete!  Crews arrived early on a drab, drizzling morning, but as concrete poured and foundation walls rose, the sun burned through the clouds, yielding azure blue skies and dazzling sunshine. Click Here to […]

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$100,000 Challenge in the Mail

Members of Team NMLC formed an assembly line in the conference room this afternoon to “go postal,” so to speak.  They put the finishing touches to mailings for the $100,000 Challenge Grant to open the National Marine Life Center’s new marine animal hospital on October 30th in time for the fall stranding season on Cape Cod. […]

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$100K Challenge to Open Cape Marine Animal Hospital for Stranding Season

A collapsed roof forced the demolition of the National Marine Life Center’s old warehouse hospital, creating a large gap in treatment capacity for stranded marine animals on the Cape. But thanks to generous donors, help is on the way in the form of a $100K challenge grant to open a brand new marine animal hospital […]

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Infection and antibiotics

The wound to Amelia’s shell (see previous Ameila’s wounds show signs of healing) has taken a turn for the worse, and we’ve started her on a course of antibiotics to help her little body counter the infection.  The wound started to bleed more and there is more reaction in the tissues surrounding the fractured scute.  […]

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Mermaid Ball – Save the Date!

August 7th, 2009 from 6 to 11 PM Join  us for the social event of the season.  Save the date and save the oceans! Click here to order your tickets today and help us open the new NMLC marine animal hospital this fall at the gateway to Cape Cod. Rear Admiral Rick Gurnon hosts the Mermaid […]

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Neither Rain, Nor Sleet…

The current wet weather we have had in New England hasn’t kept the construction crews from Simmons Concrete from pouring and framing. Almost 75 cubic yards of concrete went into this wall!  This completes the foundation on the east side.  Only two more foundation walls to go!!!

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Thank you Town of Bourne!

NMLC would like to thank the Town of Bourne Department of Public Works for helping with to haul away and dispose of 1800 yards of  unuseable fill. As part of NMLC’s commitment to recycle and reuse, the fill removed from our site will be used as cap on the landfill.

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Ameila’s wounds show signs of healing

Assisted by Drs. Ryer and Voorhis we examined the shell fragment from the wounded and wayward Diamond-back terrapin Amelia. see: Amelia Admitted to Hospital after Crash Landing The fragment appears to have lost blood supply and will not heal, but the tissues under the fragment are clean and starting to fill in and protect the […]

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Education over April Vacation!

Thank you to all who participated in the Cape Cod Jr. Tech workshop of Turtle TLC/Seal SOS! We hope all the participants had fun while learning. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers that helped make the three day workshop run smoothly! No live animals were used during this program only case studies and […]

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