December 14, 2018

Aquarium seeks marine animal response volunteers

BOSTON – The New England Aquarium is seeking volunteers for its marine animal response team on the North Shore and in New Hampshire.

Volunteers monitor mostly live seals resting in prominent public locations but also some harbor porpoises that are swimming near shore. Volunteers also respond to dead wash-ups of sea turtles, whales, dolphins and seals.

Volunteers act as the “eyes and ears” on the beach so that the Aquarium’s rescue biologists and veterinarians can make decisions on the best course of action.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and fit enough to walk on