Category: Volunteers

Welcome to the NMLC

box turtle

My name is Meghan and I began interning at the National Marine Life Center in early September of this year. Safe to say, I was extremely nervous on my first day. I had never interned anywhere before, but I expected a very serious work environment with a lot of training and liability forms. I have […]

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The First Cut is the Deepest


The first cut is always the deepest, even when it comes to science. In this regard I’m talking about necropsies, or an animal autopsy. A necropsy can be daunting, knowing you are about to cut open an animal that was once among the living, but the forethought of it’s only for science. This past Wednesday […]

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Seal Patient Update

harbor seal

Great news over here at National Marine Life Center, our two resident harbor seals are vastly improving! In the first corner we have our lady of the house, Kennedy, who is a 5 month old juvenile harbor seal that was rescued on October 14th by the Sea Coast Science Center in New Hampshire. Kennedy came into […]

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Interning Through Americorps

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

My name is Kevin Richards and I am the new Americorps Volunteer here at the National Marine Life Center. I recently graduated from Central Connecticut State University and majored in Molecular Biology, and decided to take a gap year through Americorps Cape Cod. As a part of Americorps Cape Cod (ACC), we serve all 15 […]

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The end of an amazing summer…


I cannot believe that this summer is coming to an end. There are so many things that I wish to communicate about my amazing summer, and I know that one blog entry will not do any of it justice. Interning at the National Marine Life Center completely made my summer and gave me friends and […]

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Amazing Seal Adaptations


I am one of the interns working at the NMLC this summer, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity of assisting in the rehabilitation of fascinating marine and aquatic species.  I just finished my first year of veterinary school, and I am enjoying my time learning about the unique wildlife species that inhabit the […]

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Saying Goodbye to Shawn- He Came He Served He Will be Greatly Missed

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

For the past two years the National Marine Life Center has served as a service partner for Americorp Cape Cod. This is a tremendous honor where an Americorp service member works at NMLC for seven months from October-July two days per week. Each year we grow to know and love our Americorp members and saying […]

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Greetings from Costa Rica!

costa rica

Greetings from Parismina, Costa Rica!  It has been an amazing first week here on the Caribbean coast.  I am currently volunteering at a sea turtle conservation program through the International Volunteer Headquarters organization and we are working with Leatherbacks, the largest species of sea turtle.  Leatherback sea turtles are considered the most critically endangered species […]

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This Weeks Update


It was an exciting week here at the National Marine Life Center as the whole team was hard at work!  I would like to start out by saying how grateful I am to be working with such an enthusiastic team including staff members, volunteers, and fellow interns.  Everyone here is truly dedicated in helping to […]

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My Finale


It seems like just yesterday I was walking through these doors for the very first time, and now,  after today, that time is  over. Though I’ve only been here for a short few months I feel like I’ve gotten to know everyone here really well. It will be sad for me to go. So with […]

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