June 2016

Snowplow the Humpback Whale

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Warning: These are graphic photos documenting the necropsy of Snowplow, a 45 foot, 18 year old humpback whale who died at sea and washed ashore in Rye.
Our New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue team worked tirelessly for 3 days to help coordinate this response with our

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Video Explaining Snowplow’s Necropsy

 
So many of you are asking for more information about Snowplow. Here is a link to new video shot at the scene and the latest statement from Ashley Stokes, Coordinator for New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue:
“Externally, there were no signs that showed what may have happened to this young whale, and Humpbacks are

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Deceased Humpback Whale on Rye Beach

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
As you have likely heard by now, our team has been very busy with a deceased 45 foot female humpback whale that washed ashore this morning at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye. We were able to access the animal at low tide to take measurements

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#OceanRunnerNH: Moon Jellies at the Atlantic Grill

 
Ocean Runner Nichole and her running partner, Susan Labrie of the Atlantic Grill, learn more about the moon jellyfish in the tank at Atlantic Grill from Seacoast Science Center Aquarist Rob Royer.
The Atlantic Grill is located at 5 Pioneer Rd, Rye, NH. Learn about their fabulous venue and check out their menu at www.theatlanticgrill.com.
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#OceanRunnerNH: Little blobs on the beach (comb jellies)

Ocean Runner Nichole spots little gelatinous blobs when running on the beach. Suspecting that they are a type of jellyfish, she goes to Seacoast Science Center Naturalist Anna for answers. She learns that they are not jellyfish at all, but comb jellies, a species belonging to the Ctenophora phylum, that live in marine waters worldwide.

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Seahorses: The Super Dads of the Sea

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England
Father’s Day is a great time to thank all the dads out there who step up their game for life’s most important job! Inarguably, the most notable dad in the animal kingdom, the seahorse, has some pretty unique traits that qualify them for the

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#OceanRunnerNH: World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean

Ocean Runner Nichole gives a quick recap of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation’s World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean 5K, held on June 4th, 2016.

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#OceanRunnerNH: Salt Marsh Ecology 101

What is that funky smell? Why is the salt marsh such an important habitat? SSC Naturalist Nikki fills Ocean Runner Nichole in on salt marsh basics.
 

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SSC to host Ocean Planning Film and Panel Discussion

A special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and panel discussion about how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities.
Ocean enthusiasts and community members are invited to attend the screening of Green Fire Production’s film, The Great Bear Sea. The film will be followed by a

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#OceanRunnerNH: Green Boxes for Greenheads

What are those green boxes in the marsh for? SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole gets the scoop from Nikki Annelli, a naturalist at the Center. Turns out they are traps for the pesky Greenhead Horsefly, Tabanus nigrovittatus, the species of biting horsefly which span the seaside, from Texas to Florida and all the way up

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