Kathy Zagzebski, President & Executive Director, National Marine Life Center

Kathy runs the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay, rehabilitating seals, turtles, and other marine animals. She is featured in Profiles in Blue in the BEP Implementation Plan. We asked her about her thoughts on the Blue Economy.

“I live, work, and play the Blue Economy every day! My organization, the National Marine Life Center exemplifies the three focus areas of Cape Cod’s Blue Economy Project. We are a small non-profit organization that rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. Our rehabilitation activities and our science activities investigating marine wildlife health contribute to Cape Cod’s vibrant maritime and technology economy. Findings from our rehabilitation and science programs, as communicated through our education program, promote a healthy environment and economy. And with our education program and our internship program, we are preparing and educating students for the future by helping them to develop STEM skills and a conservation ethic.”