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Seacoast Science Center Rescue Run 5k Race Results

 
 
 
 
RYE – Seven hundred and seventy three runners and walkers hit the trails of Odiorne Point State Park for the Seacoast Science Center’s Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals on Saturday, April 21. The scenic route brought them through the forest, by the rocky shore, on the sandy beach, and up

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Seacoast Science Center opens Discovery Dock early learning exhibit

 
The Seacoast Science Center announces the opening of its newest exhibit: Jumpin’ Jay’s Discovery Dock. The adventure play space is designed to spark the imaginations of young learners as they step into action in a “working waterfront.”
Sponsored by Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café of Portsmouth, this exhibit is part of a major exhibit enhancement

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Spring Tide Pooling in Odiorne Point State Park

SSC Aquarist Rob Royer heads down to tide pools of Odiorne Point State Park in early spring to take a look at some of the algae and finds young species and species in their reproductive stage, ready to release their eggs.
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Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals 2018

The Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals, held April 21, 2018 at the Seacoast Science Center, features a 5k chip-timed trail race and untimed walk to benefit Marine Mammal Rescue in New Hampshire and northern MA.
Now in its 10th year, the popular race follows a scenic route through the forest, by the rocky

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See Mack the harp seal swim free in drone video

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Team (MMRT) released Mack the harp seal back into the wild. After four weeks of care at the National Marine Life Center Mack was ready for his swim back to the Arctic. Nearly 1,000 people witnessed the event, held on the same

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Mack the harp seal swims free!

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue Team (MMRT) released Mack the harp seal back into the wild. A “poster-child of a healthy harp seal,” Mack was fit, fat, and ready for his swim back to the Arctic after four weeks of care at the National Marine Life Center.

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Cuttlefish: Masters of Camouflage!

Although cuttlefish cannot see color, they have amazing color-changing abilities! Referred to as the “chameleons of the sea,” cuttlefish can instantly change their skin color to communicate to other cuttlefish and to camouflage. Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) are cephalopods (meaning head-footed), and are in a group of mollusks that also include octopus and squid,

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Marine Mammal Rescue goes on the road

The Seacoast Science Center is widely known for on-site tide-pooling field trips but naturalists from the Center also bring educational programs out into the community. Recently, SSC Marine Mammal Rescue team leader Ashley Stokes visited St. Michael Parish School in Lowell, MA and presented information about marine mammals to students in grades 2 and

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Gray Seal Pup Sampling on Monomoy Island

 
Ashley Stokes | SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
Monomoy Island, off of Chatham Massachusetts, is a known rookery and birthing site for gray seals. Gray seals are the larger, more aggressive relatives of the harbor seal that is typically seen up here in New Hampshire. From January 13-16th, Sarah and I teamed up with 13

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Discovery Dock Preview

There will soon be an exciting new destination to spark the imaginations of Seacoast Science Center’s youngest visitors.
In March 2018, the Center will unveil the Discovery Dock Early Learning Activity Center, a working waterfront themed exhibit designed to be a safe and engaging place for curious children. Here, they will enjoy age-appropriate activities designed

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A portion of our gallery space is under construction as we prepare to bring you H2O Today, an exhibition from the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service (opens June 10). Our live animal exhibits, marine mammal exhibits, Jumpin' Jay's Discovery Dock, Tide Pool Touch Tank, and kid's play zone are open during construction.
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