August 2016

#OceanRunnerNH: Saunders 10K Recap

Ocean Runner Nichole fills fans in on her experience running the Saunders 10K held in Rye, NH on August 18, 2016, and points out some of the breathtaking views along the route.
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Weanling harbor seals showing signs of failure to thrive

A reporter from the Manchester Union Leader called to interview a Marine Mammal Rescue Team member after hearing word that several deceased harbor seals have been reported on New Hampshire beaches. In this article, MMRT Assistant Sarah Toupin explains that this is the time of year when weaker weanling harbor seals are challenged. The photo

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Manatee sightings on Cape Cod

Another amazing sighting, this time off of Cape Cod. Over the last few days, this 8 foot manatee has been spotted several times. Our colleagues at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are keeping a close eye the manatee, monitoring its whereabouts and health status. Because Manatees are warm water marine mammals, it will

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Two Blue Whales in GOM!

Not one, but TWO blue whales spotted in the Gulf of Maine off of the NH Coast… amazing!! We wish we were there to see that!
Did you know that Blue whales are the largest mammals on earth and can reach lengths over 100 feet long? Wow!
This from the Blue Ocean Society for Marine

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#OceanRunnerNH: Beach to Beacon 10K

Ocean Runner Nichole recently completed the iconic Beach to Beacon 10K, held in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on August 6, 2016. In this short video, Nichole recaps the race and gives kudos go to the race organizers, who have established a zero waste goal, and the community, for their support.
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Dory, Nemo, and our Tropical Tank

 
SSC Marketing Intern Ashley Breault hosts a Q & A with Aquarist Rob Royer about the creatures in one of our most popular exhibits; the Topical Tank. The exhibit highlights the differences and similarities between warm water species, like the brightly colored fish of the tropics, and cold water species, like those in the

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#OceanRunnerNH: The secret behind sea glass

Ocean Runner Nichole looks to Seacoast Science Center’s Heidi Duncanson to learn the secrets behind sea glass. As pieces of glass are “weathered” physically, by being tossed at sea, and chemically, by sea water, this marine debris is transformed into what some people consider treasures of the sea. It can take 20-50 years for

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#OceanRunnerNH: Portland Head Light

Ocean Runner Nichole recently completed the Beach to Beacon 10K on August 6th. The race, which begins in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, near Crescent Beach State Park, ends and the historic Portland Head Light, with views of beautiful Casco Bay. This video features a short overview of the iconic lighthouse.
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Propellor Strike Likely Injures Harbor Seal

This afternoon we rescued this weanling female harbor seal from Sandy Point at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. We first responded to her yesterday afternoon at Crane Beach and it appears she was likely struck by a boat propellor near her tail. She was extremely feisty and alert yesterday but it was too late

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Women and Water: Sisters in Evolution

The exhibition of Women and Water: Sister in Evolution is on display at the Seacoast Science Center through September 2016.
Christine Destrempes | Director, Art and Dialogue
There is so much to learn from nature and each other. That’s what we did for two action-packed weeks with sixteen young women in our collaborative art and science

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