FIRST BEAM! Marine Animal Hospital Rises on Cape Cod Canal


With a 250-foot crane, constructions workers began to lift 40-foot/1200-pound steel beams, joists and girts, and assembled these jigsaw puzzle pieces into the new NMLC marine animal hospital in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.  This 15,000 square foot, 100,000 gallon marine animal hospital will rehabilitate the world’s rarest and most endangered sea turtles, seals, porpoises, dolphins and small whales at the gateway to one of the world’s most active stranding hotspots: Cape Cod.

Watch as FIRST BEAM gets bolted into place above and the hospital begins to take shape below.