Tag: New England Aquarium
Patient Update: November 26th, 2020
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 human interaction, has returned to our hospital for a third time. After being released on Scusset Beach on October 15, 2020 with Marblehead and Derby, two other rehabilitated harbor seals, […]
World Oceans Day at New England Aquarium
Every year, on June 8th, the world celebrates World Oceans Day by taking into consideration the impact of our actions on the health of the ocean, and to help raise overall awareness of the negative effects that humanity has had on the ocean to this point. At the National Marine Life Center, we aim to […]
Our 100th Seal is HERE!
We are proud to announce that our one hundredth seal has entered our hospital for rehabilitation!! Miley Sealrus, a female gray seal pup, was found in Scituate, MA on March 28 and brought to the NMLC the same day by the New England Aquarium. Upon arrival, she was diagnosed with a rectal prolapse and severe […]
Shaquille O’Seal is going back in the game!
Shaquille O’seal or Shaq, as he’s know throughout the hospital, is headed back to his home! When the New England Aquarium Stranding Response staff first encountered Shaq all of our hospital beds were full. Their staff relocated him to another beach where they hoped he would be left alone by bystanders to rest and recover. […]
First Four Turtles Released in Florida!
Bubbles, Luce, McGowan, and Figbash are back home to the ocean! These endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles arrived at the National Marine Life Center in December, after having stranded on Cape Cod in November and December suffering from cold stunning, a severe form of hypothermia. Each was rescued by Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary […]
Turtles, turtles galore!
2014 is a historic year for sea turtle strandings, with unprecedented number coming ashore. To date, nearly 1,200 have stranded. These numbers have put a strain not only on our Massachusetts sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation organizations, but on turtle hospitals all along the east coast who have stepped up to help. The turtles are […]
Ten Turtles Arrive at NMLC
Last week, ten new Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patients arrived at the National Marine Life Center. All stranded on Cape Cod within the past month suffering from cold-stunning or severe hypothermia. The turtles were rescued by MassAudubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and underwent several weeks of emergency care at the New England Aquarium. They will continue […]
Luckily for Lucky, it’s time to go home!
Lucky is a weanling male gray seal that stranded late May in Gloucester, MA. He was rescued May 30 by the New England Aquarium and admitted to the National Marine Life Center suffering from alopecia (hair loss) and multiple skin lesions, dehydration, lethargy, a broken toe with exposed bone, and verminous (parasitic) pneumonia. He was […]
The Great Sea Turtle Trek
46 turtles 1,234 miles and RELEASE! This winter’s sea turtle cold-stun season on Cape Cod was the largest to date. A total of 393 turtles stranded, of which 242 were alive and suffering from severe hypothermia. In a normal year, there are an average of 70 live strandings. Sea turtles are rescued by Mass Audubon […]
Meet the Turtles!
Eight new Kemp’s ridley sea turtle patients have arrived at the National Marine Life Center, thus marking another milestone as the first sea turtles in our new marine animal hospital. All eight animals stranded on Cape Cod beaches this November suffering from having been cold-stunned. Cold-stunning is a form of severe hypothermia that impacts these […]