30. An interview with Donna, the National Marine Life Center and another edition of Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive – Diving for the Moon

The dive shop has been closed since mid-March. As we learn to be more virtual, I recently practiced doing a remote interview. I interviewed Donna who was in our dining room while I was in my office in the basement. We used the internet to conduct the interview and talked about how she is trying to keep things going while we are closed.

The National Marine Life Center is a hospital to rehabilitate marine mammals. They are located in Buzzards Bay, MA on Cape Cod, a hotspot for stranding. Their mission is to rehabilitate injured and sick marine mammals and to release them back into the wild. NMLC focuses on rehabilitation, science, and education. They have a full slate of virtual programs and offer various activities. The best time to visit the National Marine Life Center is between Memorial Day and Labor day.

Diving for the Moon is from Sea Hunt season 2. It premiered on February 15, 1959. In this episode Mike is training four pilots to be astronauts. Their 6 hour mission at 60 feet is seriously impacted by a hurricane, forcing them to stay below longer than anticipated. They must battle the elements and sharks as they wait out the hurricane. Because their boat has broken from its mooring they must construct a raft from used air cylinders. This episode is almost all underwater with some really interesting elements.