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Review for National Marine Life Center, Inc., Buzzards Bay, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered for the NMLC for over a year now and it is one of the most rewarding activities I have ever done. I believe that you can not save or protect an animal that the people do not know exists. We are teaching young and old that these wonderful creatures do exist and even more trying to explain their place in 'our world'. We are privileged to live on Cape Cod where the opportunity to catch people's attention for all sea creatures is maximized. We also are in a great education and research center. We are able to take advantage of these centers such as Woods Hole and Mass Maritime. We did a series of CT scan on one of our sea turtles who managed to eat part of his tank equipment. Turtles do everything slowly; it took a month to pass. The students at Mass Maritime are our constant helpers. They do everything from painting walls to water control testing. And they always have a smile on their faces. It is definitely a cooperative experience with all parties concerned, The marine animals with which we work are connected to all the other parts of the ocean and land. What effects them eventually effects us all.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in classrooms of children listening in awe to the tales of turtles, sharks (kids love shark tales) and other sea creatures.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to make the public aware of these magnificent sea creatures in a friendly way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, cooperative, willing to teach (over and over if necessary) and always with great respect for one another.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

complete its new rehabilitation center.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I care for Diamond Back hatchlings. We grow them big enough that they will make a passing seagull think twice before scooping them up.