Category: Volunteers

Welcome 2015 Summer Interns


Another summer is upon us, and with it brings a new batch of summer interns ready to get their feet wet in the fields of marine animal rehabilitation, non-profit management, and public outreach and education. Each year we anxiously await the arrival of our interns as they are an integral part of our team from […]

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Sassafras’s Release

Cape Cod

On March 19th, the National Marine Life Center’s Animal Care Team received a call from our friends at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to see if we had room to potentially take on a new case. NMLC was available to help! After IFAW monitored this young of a year, grey seal for the […]

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Pepper’s CT Scan

CT Scan

Our grey seal pup, Pepper, was admitted on February 25th, by our friends at the International Fund for Animal Welfare from Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, MA. He was collected for rehabilitation due to ear discharge. Dr. Williams confirmed that an ear infection (otitis media) was present in his left ear by radiographs when Pepper was admitted.  […]

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Sea Turtle #Ride2Release 2015

International Fund for Animal Welfare

This marks the second year of the infamous #Ride2Release adventure down to the Florida coast in releasing our Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. This year due to the Kempocalypse of >1200 turtle strandings, we packed the IFAW van to the brim with our Kemp’s – a total of 14 healthy sea animals. A great thanks to […]

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2015 Sea Turtle Ride to Release

Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles

Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a stranding hotspot for critically endangered sea turtles. The geography of the Cape is such that it juts out into the ocean and acts as a hook that traps southbound migrating sea turtles. Once they are trapped in the arm of Cape Cod they are exposed to decreasing water temperatures and […]

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Kennedy is back in the surf!

harbor seal

It was your typical January day – bright, windy and cold, on Saturday the 31st in the heart of the morning at 10:30 AM – when our female weanling harbor seal, Kennedy, was released over at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich, MA. Background information on Kennedy can be found here. Kennedy was a tougher […]

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endangered species

Tomorrow is my last day at NMLC. I wish I’d had more time here. I’ve learned a lot in a short period of time, but there’s so much more to learn. I’ve done things I didn’t expect to do. Of course, handling sea turtles was an amazing experience. It’s amazing how endearing an animal can […]

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All Hands on Deck!


Hello! I suppose I should introduce myself. I’m Danielle, a new intern from Tufts. I am getting my master’s in Animals and Public Policy on the North Grafton campus. Unfortunately, my internship will only be for the month of January, but I’m learning a lot, very quickly. I’ve worked extensively with animals, but never with […]

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Meet Sid and Olaf

diamondback terrapin

Sid and Olaf are two of the NMLC’s “collection turtles.” They were rescued from poor homes and bad situations and now live at the Center. Due to the risk of spreading diseases into the wild, these turtles will reside here for the rest of their carefree lives. Sadly, since I have met this dynamic duo, […]

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Scout’s Holiday Release

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

We are pleased to announce another successful rehabilitation and release story!  His name is Scout.  Scout was brought to NMLC on the 10th of October from Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, by our friends at IFAW. Exactly two months later, on the 10th of December, Scout was released in Sandwich at Scusset Beach.  The rainy winter […]

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