Tag: rehabilitation

Thomas C. McGowen Fund For Animals Awards NMLC with Grant Funds


The National Marine Life Center in honored to report that we will be the recipient of $5,000 in funding from the Thomas C. McGowen Fund for Animals in 2014. The grant funds were awarded to NMLC in order to install seawater discharge piping in our marine animal hospital, and install a seawater cooling system on […]

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Now Accepting 2014 Summer Intern Applications

Animal Care

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 […]

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2nd Annual “Deals For Seals” Yard Sale Fundraiser


It has been one year since the National Marine Life Center opened the doors of it’s new hospital to seal patients. Since then we have taken in nine sick and injured seals (and 8 Kemp’s ridley Sea Turtles). We have been able to provide care for these animals thanks to you! Feeding, cleaning up after, […]

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Turtle Release in Maryland!


Our last four sea turtles are on their way home! Topsy, Gerald, Betsy, and Ernest are on their way to warmer Maryland waters where they will be released back into the ocean.  This week, Dr. Williams conducted one last health check and approved the turtles for release. Animal Care Coordinator Kate Shaffer applied flipper tags […]

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Checking In: Patient Update!


The staff at the National Marine Life Center are always working around the clock to take care of our patients in the marine hospital at the NMLC in hopes that they will one day be released to their natural habitats in the wild. Currently the marine hospital is housing eight sea turtles, 9 red bellied […]

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Upcoming Release: Major Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan

harbor seal

The National Marine Life Center is please to announce that Major Margaret “Hotlips” Houlihan has been cleared for release by our attending veterinarian and the National Marine Fisheries Service. The release event will take place on Sunday January 13th, 2013 at 10am at Scussett Beach at the end of Scussett Beach Rd in Sagamore, MA, […]

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First Patient in the New Hospital – Townsend the Seal!

harbor seal

We are pleased to announce the first patient in our new marine animal hospital – Townsend the harbor seal! Townsend is a juvenile male harbor seal that stranded September 6 on Old Orchard Beach in Maine suffering from respiratory distress and cuts to his face and chin.  He was rescued by NOAA Fisheries and transported […]

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National Marine Life Center Paper Published in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine


The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is pleased to announce the publication of a peer reviewed scientific paper, written by Dr. Charles Rogers Williams, in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, veterinary care, and the One Health initiative. The article, Surgical Removal of an Abscess Associated with Fusarium solani from a Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys […]

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Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend


On Friday July 13th Catch 22 was released after two years in rehabilitation at the National Marine Life Center recovering from a shell fungal infection. Catch’s new home is in Tremont Pond in West Wareham. The release event was attended by many of our dedicated volunteers who have spent countless hours careing for Catch. A […]

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