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National Climate Assessment Report




 

On Friday, November 24, 2018, the federal government issued its Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volumes I and II. This comprehensive report assesses the current state of the science of climate change, as mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Volume 1: Climate Science Special Report is a detailed report of the state

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Findings show minke whale died of entanglement in fishing gear

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
October 18. 2018 11:11PM

A dead minke whale washed up on Jenness State Beach last month. Findings show died due to entanglement in legal fishing gear. (Jason Schreiber/Correspondent)
RYE — Preliminary results of a necropsy have found that a minke whale that washed up on Jenness State Beach last

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Working Underwater Exhibit Open at Seacoast Science Center

 
 
A new exhibit titled Working Underwater is now open at Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, giving visitors a glimpse into the challenging world of undersea exploration and engineering.
The Working Underwater exhibit, located adjacent to the Center’s Gulf of Maine Hall, covers historic milestones in diving’s technological development, from ancient free divers

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Minke whale found dead at Jenness Beach

Elizabeth Dinan
seacoastonline.com

Posted Sep 17, 2018 at 12:57 PM. Updated Sep 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM. 

 

RYE — A juvenile minke whale was found dead at Jenness Beach Monday morning and environmental professionals are calling the death part of a larger trend.
Police Chief Kevin Walsh said the whale was found at about 6 a.m. by

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Master’s Degree Research Trip to Namibia

by Emma Carey | Program Assistant
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to travel to Africa to see all of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the continent. This past July, I was able to realize this dream through Miami University of Ohio’s Project Dragonfly graduate program, which took me to the beautiful country

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Scientists eye influenza, pollution in spike in seal deaths

By Amanda Getchell
newburyportnews.com
Aug 22, 2018

As the number of dead or stranded live seals washing up along the coast from northern Massachusetts to southern Maine continues to increase dramatically, marine mammal experts are considering influenza or environmental pollution as potential explanations.
Although there is no definitive cause for the uptick in seal deaths

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Meet Jim Brown, Director of Major Gifts

Jim Brown joined our crew in July as the Center’s first Major Gifts officer and is responsible for the Seacoast Science Center’s major-gift fundraising and planned giving program.
Dear Friends,
Since moving to the Seacoast of New Hampshire more than 20 years ago, the Seacoast Science Center and Odiorne Point State Park have been

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Fin Whale skeleton moving on to higher education

The fin whale skeleton that was located by the Center’s main entrance, has moved on to a new home: Knox College in Galesburg, IL. As part of a renovation of their science building, the skeleton will be featured in its large atrium that will face outward toward the campus.
Collected by Seacoast Science Center

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Moon Jellies

Moon jellies, like the ones on exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center, are found off the New England shore and in the ocean world-wide. Naturalist Nikki presents an overview of how they move, eat, and more.
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Chain Catshark Sensors

Chain catsharks (a.k.a. chain dogfish) are named after their cat-like eyes and chain-link pattern. Serving as camouflage, along with its white belly, the chain pattern looks like waves in the ocean to its predators. The shark’s sensory lateral line and ampullae of Lorenzini (on the shark’s snout) help sense changes in the water and locate

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