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The New York Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.

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Help Us Conserve and Protect

 

For All of Us

The New York Marine Rescue Center is a rescue and rehabilitation organization that promotes marine conservation. Our mission is to preserve and protect the marine environment through conservation efforts including rescue, rehabilitation, education and research. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are the primary responders for sick or injured seals, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises and small toothed whales, and maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State.

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About New York Marine Rescue Center

Our Mission

NYMRC promotes conservation of New York’s marine environment through the rescue, rehabilitation, research and education of sea turtles and marine mammals.

Non-Profit

Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we are the primary responders for sick/injured seals and sea turtles.

REHABILITATION

We maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State, staffed and caring for our animals 24/7/365.

Education

NYMRC strives to educate our community on conserving and protecting our environment, marine mammals and sea turtles through action.

About New York Marine Rescue Center

Our Mission

NYMRC promotes conservation of New York’s marine environment through the rescue, rehabilitation, research and education of sea turtles and marine mammals.

Non-Profit

Founded in 1996 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we are the primary responders for sick/injured seals and sea turtles.

REHABILITATION

We maintain the only marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation center in New York State, staffed and caring for our animals 24/7/365.

Community

NYMRC strives to educate our community on conserving and protecting our environment, marine mammals and sea turtles through action.

We All Have The Power And Responsibility To Protect Our Environment, And We’re Doing Something About It

We can do things in our daily lives that have a significant impact on protecting our environment and the life that it supports including limiting our usage of single-use plastics (straws, water bottles, utensils, plates, bags, coffee cups), conserving water usage (turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and shaving), participating in recycling initiatives and utilizing public transportation when possible. With NYMRC you can participate in regular beach clean ups, education lectures and other environmental initiatives to increase your knowledge and impact. Follow us on social media to stay apprised of upcoming events.

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What We Do

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We All Have The Power And Responsibility To Protect Our Environment, And We’re Doing Something About It

We can do things in our daily lives that have a significant impact on protecting our environment and the life that it supports including limiting our usage of single-use plastics (straws, water bottles, utensils, plates, bags, coffee cups), conserving water usage (turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and shaving), participating in recycling initiatives and utilizing public transportation when possible. With NYMRC you can participate in regular beach clean ups, education lectures and other environmental initiatives to increase your knowledge and impact. Follow us on social media to stay apprised of upcoming events.

Happening Now

What We Do

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Featured Initiatives 

EFFORTS WE CAN ALL MAKE TO BETTER OUR MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Boaters, Look Out!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesA reminder to all boaters that marine animals like...

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No Seal Selfies!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesSeals pup in our region from February (gray seals)...

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Pick It Up!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesMarine debris is adversely affecting marine animals...

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Featured Initiatives

 

EFFORTS WE CAN ALL MAKE TO BETTER OUR MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Boaters, Look Out!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesA reminder to all boaters that marine animals like...

No Seal Selfies!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesSeals pup in our region from February (gray seals)...

Pick It Up!

Our Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerOur Initiatives  Efforts We Can All Make To Better Our Marine EnvironmentMake a DonationVolunteerInitiativesMarine debris is adversely affecting marine animals...

Our Top Priorities

NYMRC is focused on providing a sustainable response and rehabilitation effort for marine mammals and sea turtles stranding throughout New York while identifying and understanding stranding trends, human impacts and viruses that impact those animals and encouraging conservation and stewardship of the marine environmental through scientific research and public educational programs.

Response & Rescue

New York’s primary marine response team.

REHABILITATION

Dedicated to rehabilitating our patients.

Education

From the classroom to the field.

RESEARCH

Enhancing the science of conservation.

Our Top Priorities

NYMRC is focused on providing a sustainable response and rehabilitation effort for marine mammals and sea turtles stranding throughout New York while identifying and understanding stranding trends, human impacts and viruses that impact those animals and encouraging conservation and stewardship of the marine environmental through scientific research and public educational programs.

Response & Rescue

New York’s primary marine response team.

REHABILITATION

Dedicated to rehabilitating our patients.

Education

From the classroom to the field.

RESEARCH

Enhancing the science of conservation.

Make a Donation

Make a Donation

$348k Raised in 2019 To Date

NYMRC…Made Possible By You

NYMRC depends greatly on philanthropic support from the community in order to do the work we do. There are a number of ways to support and donate to NYMRC including reoccurring monthly donations, virtual animal adoptions to support their care, becoming a member of NYMRC, contributing to and attending our annual gala and races, corporate sponsorships or even physical donations from our wishlist. The support we have received over the last 23 years and continue to receive enables us to achieve our mission. 

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$348k Raised in 2019 To Date

NYMRC…Made Possible By You

NYMRC depends greatly on philanthropic support from the community in order to do the work we do. There are a number of ways to support and donate to NYMRC including reoccurring monthly donations, virtual animal adoptions to support their care, becoming a member of NYMRC, contributing to and attending our annual gala and races, corporate sponsorships or even physical donations from our wishlist. The support we have received over the last 23 years and continue to receive enables us to achieve our mission. 

Upcoming Events

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Sep

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Fall Festiva

10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

Visit us at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Fall Festival! The day will be filled with fun, food, fact, and fishing for youngsters. We will have a table set up with artifacts, crafts, and facts so make sure to stop by to learn more about our local marine life.

28

Sep

Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and Training

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Long Island Aquarium, 431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901

The Riverhead Foundation will be presenting a lecture on cold stun sea turtles. Cold stunning is a condition similar to hypothermia that is brought on when these cold-blooded sea turtles are in water temperatures below 50°F. Since cold stunning is a condition that slows the movements of afflicted sea turtles, it causes the animals to get washed ashore on New York beaches. This condition left unnoticed, can become fatal. This is why the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation needs your help! The sooner these animals are found and reported to the Riverhead Foundation, the higher their chance of survival!

In addition to the lecture we will also be conducting an in-field training for those interested in becoming part of our Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Emergency Response Team. Come learn about our local sea turtle species and how you can help rescue these endangered animals.

5

Oct

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Lecture and Training

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, 340 Smith Rd, Shirley, NY 11967

The New York Marine Rescue Center will be presenting a lecture on cold stun sea turtles. Cold stunning is a condition similar to hypothermia that is brought on when these cold-blooded sea turtles are in water temperatures below 50°F. Since cold stunning is a condition that slows the movements of afflicted sea turtles, it causes the animals to get washed ashore on New York beaches. This condition left unnoticed, can become fatal. This is why the New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) needs your help! The sooner these animals are found and reported to the NYMRC, the higher their chance of survival!

In addition to the lecture we will also be conducting an in-field training for those interested in becoming part of our Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Emergency Response Team. Come learn about our local sea turtle species and how you can help rescue these endangered animals.

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