Volunteer of the Month: Alan Presser

“…I know that all tasks will be completed and with nary a complaint nor sigh of exasperation, both under and above water.”

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Homeward Bound, Salamander Style

Story by Samantha Riffle, live blue(tm) Service Corps volunteer A great trek is happening right under our noses in the Boston area. My education in regards to animal migration was mainly through Morgan Freeman waxing poetic nostalgia over the march of the Emperor Penguin; growing up near the Sierras in California I was also told…

Volunteer of the Month: Dana White

“She is extremely well-liked by both her volunteer co-workers and staff, and she has quickly become a fixture of Sunday afternoons at the aquarium.”

Finding Freya

Story by Hannah Knighton  Northern Waters Intern.   Freya has finally figured out that my hand is not food, but a friend. The Giant Pacific Octopus was named by senior aquarist Bill Murphy after a Scandinavian goddess, as she’s been cold and standoffish ever since her August arrival at the aquarium. She had only recently…

Jump Your Way to Heart Health with Plastic Bags…WHAT?

Article by Rob Cuddi, live blue(tm) Service Leader I am standing in my basement with two more plastic bags to add to this growing mountain and scratching my head, questioning how this could happen. I must be looking at ONE HUNDRED crumpled bags stuffed into a large cloth shopping bag…it’s slapping me in the head…

Ban the Bag: How You Can Reduce Plastic Waste in Your Community

Story by Randolph Pfaff, live blue Service Corps volunteer In November of last year, Boston joined more than sixty municipalities in Massachusetts by banning the distribution of plastic shopping bags. This significant step toward creating a zero-waste city was applauded by environmental and conservation groups, along with concerned citizens who had pushed the Boston City…

Just Breath! A Turtle Emergency Response Volunteer Story

Story written by Rob Cuddi, Turtle Emergency Response Volunteer The Rav-4 was frigid as I nosed out of a tangle of blankets.  It was pre-dawn and still quite dark outside when one of the seasonal biologists tapped at my windshield. Heater on, steaming tea poured from my thermos, as Eran settled into the passenger seat….

A Turtle’s Journey: Small Turtles of MA

By Aleksandra Ostojic She peeked her head out of the dirt as the morning sun wrapped her face like a warm blanket. Her head followed her body as she cautiously wormed out of the nest she had dug the night before for her first ever clutch of 24 eggs. Several nights had been spent in…