Tag: science

Thriving in the wild… You can help advance science!


Otitis media. You may know it as an ear infection from which your child suffered. Did you know that seals get ear infections too? This was the case with Jones and Bear, two harbor seal pups rehabilitated at the National Marine Life Center. Jones and Bear originally stranded because each had been separated from their […]

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Help Support Onion’s Satellite Tag!

harbor seal

For “Onion Flake,” everything that could go wrong, did. Onion Flake is a juvenile male harbor seal that stranded on Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts on September 17, 2015. He was rescued by the International Fund For Animal Welfare and admitted to the National Marine Life Center’s marine animal hospital the same day. Onion […]

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Townsend Shows We’re All Connected!


Townsend shows we’re all connected. Townsend is a juvenile male harbor seal, named after NMLC co-founder Townsend Hornor, that was the first patient admitted to our new marine animal hospital just over a year ago. You may have read about him in previous website posts (Arrival, Detection of Ear Infection, CT Scans at WHOI, Seeking […]

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Parasitologist Dr. Murray Dailey visits center

Dr. Murray Dailey

World renound parasitologist, marine mammal parasitology expert, and author Dr. Murray Dailey visited the NMLC for a full week of meetings and laboratory instruction. Resident veterinarian  Dr. Sea Rogers Williams, who has a special interest in parasitology and is currently identifying and evaluating cases of parasitism in marine mammals with a multi-year federal grant, was […]

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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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