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Remembering Owls Head

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

Historically harbor seal pup season has always been the busiest, most demanding season for the NMLC animal care team both physically and emotionally. It requires our team to be here round the clock, to serve as surrogates as these abandoned pups must now learn all of their critical survival skills from us without becoming habituated, and due to the fragility of these animals, the team has to be ready for anything- including death.

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Patient Update: January 21, 2021

Posted by on Jan 21, 2021 in Animals, Featured | 7 comments

Since our most recent blog post in November, a lot has been going on here at NMLC! We’ve been kept busy by a record-breaking sea turtle...

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Patient Update: November 26th, 2020

Posted by on Nov 26, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

A lot has happened here at NMLC since our last update in October. Montauk, a harbor seal who was recently released after restranding due to...

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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...

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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 Update blog again here at National Marine Life Center!  We...

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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 (superfamily ​Chelonioidea​), the critically endangered Kemp’s...

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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 one of seven different species of sea turtles. Chelonia...

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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,...

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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 the season! Bird, Plum, Ned, and Monomoy completed their...

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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 keeping our seals comfortable and cool here at NMLC! We are...

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