Today’s featured organization is the National Marine Life Center @MarineLifeCtr
Located in Cape Cod, a hot bed of sick and injured marine animal standings, the National Marine Life Center rescues and rehabilitates Seals, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles found on the surrounding beaches. While rehabilitation is their main goal, the center provides educational programs that engage the community, conducts much needed research, and promotes ocean conservation nation wide.
Cape Cod is being inundated with Sea Turtle standings. Giving to NMLC and organizations like them in the area, is a great way to lend a hand to these distressed animals. Check out Smarty’s story, one of the many animals rescued by the NMLC.
Cape Cod is a stranding hotspot. Each year, up to 56 live seals, 98 live dolphins, and 144 live sea turtles strand on our beaches, sick, injured, and in need of medical care.
In 1995, a group of visionaries gathered to address the significant environmental need of a hospital to care for these stranded animals, many of whom are endangered and all of whom are federally-protected species. And thus, the National Marine Life Center was born.
The National Marine Life Center is an independent, non-profit marine animal hospital, science, and education center. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and our federal tax identification number is 04-3290276.
Mission Statement: The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.
Vision Statement: The vision of the National Marine Life Center is to be a world leader in marine wildlife rehabilitation, conservation science, and STEM education.
Values Statement: The Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers of the National Marine Life Center believe in humane care for stranded marine animals, thoughtful science that improves our understanding of wildlife health, and quality education programs that promote a conservation ethic. We carry out our work with respect for each other, our supporters, our partner organizations, our community, and the environment.
How to help: