Historically harbor seal pup season has always been the busiest, most demanding season for the NMLC animal care team both physically and emotionally. It requires our team to be here round the clock, to serve as surrogates as these abandoned pups must now learn all of their critical survival skills from us without becoming habituated, and due to the fragility of these animals, the team has to be ready for anything- including death.
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 Animal […]
On March 19th, the National Marine Life Center’s Animal Care Team received a call from our friends at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to see if we had room to potentially take on a new case. NMLC was available to help! After IFAW monitored this young of a year, grey seal for the […]
On January 20th, three of our most critical turtles #41, #49 & #51 “Quasimodo” received CT scans courtesy of Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Buzzards Bay. They were able to donate the CT scans by using the opportunity as a training session for new technicians. The turtles handled their scans well. During the procedure, our staff […]
We are pleased to announce another successful rehabilitation and release story! His name is Scout. Scout was brought to NMLC on the 10th of October from Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, by our friends at IFAW. Exactly two months later, on the 10th of December, Scout was released in Sandwich at Scusset Beach. The rainy winter […]
Today the National Marine Life Center had participated something outside our normal daily activities of education programs and turtle care. At roughly 3PM , the NMLC crew took a brief moment out of busy schedules to celebrate a quick and joyous moment to release our Black Backed Gull friend. Our gull friend, formerly known as Winger, was spotted […]