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Partners Bank donates $10K to Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, location of Bank’s newest branch

 
SANFORD, Maine—Partners Bank is proud to announce its designation as a Platinum Sponsor of Seacoast Science Center—a Rye-based nonprofit marine science education organization—with a donation of $10,000.
Located in New Hampshire’s Odiorne Point State Park, Seacoast Science Center is committed to inspiring conservation and bringing restorative, positive change to our environment through interactive learning

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SSC receives commendation for  dedication to marine science education

Governor Chris Sununu and the NH Executive Council presented the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) a commendation for its dedication to marine education and for being an invaluable resource for the protection of NH’s coastline. The commendation was presented during the NH Executive Council meeting which was held at the science center on October 2,

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Where are all the sea stars?

by Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission

We get this question a lot. Nearly every day, visitors ask our naturalists why they can’t find sea stars in our Tide Pool Touch Tank anymore. It’s not because these animals are really good at hiding, or that we’ve forgotten to put any in the tank. Unfortunately,

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SSC staffer completes conservation field work in Borneo

by Emma Carey | Program Coordinator
This past July, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly graduate program sent me to Borneo in Southeast Asia to learn about the effects of palm oil on the rainforest, and the conservation efforts to sustain wildlife in a fragmented habitat. We visited wildlife sanctuaries, stayed at the Danau Girang Field Centre

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Thoughts from a New Volunteer

by Laurie Cesati | Volunteer
What I really wanted to be when I grew up was a dolphin trainer (or sea lion trainer or marine biologist or you get the idea – something related to the oceans and marine life). For a variety of reasons, my career path took me in a very different direction

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Adventures of an Early Riser

by Ron Watson | Ron Watson Photography | [email protected]
 
I have always been an early riser. The first rays of sun peeking over the horizon fill my being with excitement. Many who retire sleep in after years of rising early to start the work day. NOT Me, I wake up earlier. I want to be on

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Seahorse Courtship

Lined Seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) mate for life and are monogamous. The male typically courts the female for several days before mating. Females produce eggs and deposit them in the male’s pouch, where he incubates them for approximately 21 days. Uniquely, the male gives birth to the young and can have 100-1,000 babies at one time!
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Explore the Shore: Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center

by Emma Carey | Program Assistant

Feeling cooped up this winter? The New Hampshire seacoast is a great place to explore all year round, not just in the summer. Come snowshoe, cross country ski, or simply wander through the seven unique habitats, rich history, and vibrant biodiversity within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye!

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Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission
Kate earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program in December 2018. As part of her studies, she conducted research on inquiry-based learning based at the Seacoast Science Center. Kate’s research report, Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with

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Marine Mammal Rescue responds to rarely seen Hooded Seal

By Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
 
 
On Tuesday, January 8, we received a call on the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue hotline about a hooded seal, a species that migrates down from the Arctic during the winter. This is a species we rarely see; in fact, it’s only the second one since

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