Category: Volunteers

New Volunteer Orientation: December 1st, 2018


The National Marine Life Center functions with a great deal of support from our amazing volunteers. Whether it is helping to file paperwork in the office, answering phones when they ring, educating the public about marine animals and rehabilitation, or working with the rehabilitation patients themselves, our volunteers are there! We could not function as […]

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Meet our Summer 2018 interns! National Intern Day

Animal Care

            Name: Gabriella N Hometown: Rochester, NY School: Roger Williams University (Graduated 2018) Major: Marine Biology Bio: At the age of 10, Gabriella fell in love with the ocean while she was on vacation with her family in Bar Harbor, Maine. Ever since, Gabriella has always known she wanted a […]

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Final Release of 2017 Pup Season: Giseal and Leo!

giseal bundchen

Giseal Bundchen and Sealonardo DiCaprio Released Here at the National Marine Life Center, we rehabilitate and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. During the summer, we often receive several harbor seal pups, who were abandoned by their mothers and are unable […]

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Meet Our Fall Interns!

Cape Cod

Hi I’m Michaela W.! I’m from Raynham, MA and I am a recent graduate from the University of Rhode Island where I received a degree in Marine Biology. I am interning at NMLC because I am passionate about helping marine wildlife. In my free time, I love to go to the beach and hang out […]

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Reflecting on Co-op – Ali


When I started thinking about the kind of co-op I wanted I had no idea where I would end up. I knew I wanted to work with animals, but once I started typing what I was looking for into the co-op search portal the job listings disappeared with every added criteria until I was left […]

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AmeriCorps Continuing to Serve at NMLC

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Hi! My name is Nicole Orzechowski. I am a member of AmeriCorps Cape Cod serving at the National Marine Life Center two days a week. AmeriCorps is a federally funded organization dedicated to serving the needs of local communities across the United States. Each year for the past four years the National Marine Life Center has […]

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U.S. Geological Survey Manatee Captures and Health Assessments

Crystal River

Back in December, NMLC Animal Care Staff was privileged to have to opportunity to assist the U.S. Geological Survey with their winter manatee captures and health assessments in Crystal River, Florida. The U.S. Geological Survey has been running a manatee health assessment program in Crystal River since 2006, with assessments performed a couple times throughout […]

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Now Accepting 2016 Summer Interns Applications

Cape Cod

The National Marine Life Center is seeking qualified students to fill our summer internship positions. Marine Animal Rehabilitation/Education interns will assist NMLC staff and volunteers with education projects and animal husbandry, and Marketing/Development interns will assist with fundraising, public relations, social media. See below for the complete details or click here Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Education Internship Animal […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – 2015 Summer Interns

With the busiest Harbor Seal pup season behind us, the NMLC team reflects on our 2015 Summer Interns. It is difficult to imagine the summer without these eight hardworking, dedicated young ladies. Each intern devoted 35-40 hours of each week to gain hands-on experience in seal rehabilitation, marine science education, public outreach, event planning, and non-profit organization […]

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A Day Working on the Animal Care Team


July 6, 2015 This is a blog about one of my days working on the Animal Care team. You would assume every day would be the same – prep feeds, tubing and restraining the animals, cleaning the facilities, etc. However I’ve been surprised with how each day brings something new. Today I was assigned the […]

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