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Learn about our latest efforts to promote ocean health, enjoy amazing creature features, and discover what happens behind the SSC scenes. Follow #OceanRunnerNH to join the Healthy Ocean or Bust movement.

6 simple things you can do to help save the ocean.

Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing

Our trash does not belong in the ocean.
Why is that a big deal? 
More than all of the world’s rain forests, the ocean supplies up to 70% of our oxygen. The ocean regulates our climate, holds 97% of the Earth’s water, and provides the primary source of

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#OceanRunnerNH: Rescue Run to help Save the Seals

Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals to be held April 23, 2016

#OceanRunnerNH, Nichole Rutherford, fills you in on the Seacoast Science Center’s Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals, to be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 9am sharp. Race, run or walk—the 5k trail brings you along the shore, over a historic military

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A Day in the Life of an SSC Intern

Sammie Powers | Marketing Intern

My day at the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) began by holding a salty wet rock with an anemone on it. You might not think that is surprising for an intern at SSC, but it was for me. I’m a Marketing Intern, and I spend most of my time working in the

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Common Dolphin Strands

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This morning we responded to our first dolphin of the year. This deceased adult male Common Dolphin was spotted by construction workers building a sea wall, at Plaice Cove in Hampton. It’s hard to say what led to his demise, because externally he looked good overall.

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Seal Armstrong, back at ya!

Seal Armstrong, looks much healthier after being cared for at the National Marine Life Center, but he still needs to learn how to eat fish and put on the pounds! Remember, we can only save the seals with your help! Please make your tax-deductible donation to help save the seals today.

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Pumpkin the harbor seal released!

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We have some great news to share with you today: our last remaining seal from the 2015 season that has been receiving care from our friends at Mystic Aquarium, is getting released today! Pumpkin, the juvenile harbor seal was rescued from Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA on September 15th,

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A Tough Winter for Ice Seals

BATH, Maine (WLBZ2 NEWS CENTER)Ice seals typically migrate south from Canada and spend winters in the icy waters off the coast of Maine.This winter, though, has been anything but typical and it’s affecting the animals’ health.The migratory seals eat snow and ice to stay hydrated, especially as they get ready to make the long trip

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A Happy Harp Seal

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We are happy to share that the harp seal that we monitored all day yesterday behind a residence in Rye, that the homeowners had nicknamed “Harpo” returned to the water early this morning.
 
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Cuteness Alert! Seal Armstrong Update

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
Our little guy, Seal Armstrong, rescued Feb. 21, is being well cared for at the National Marine Life Center. His next hurdle is learning how to eat on his own! Photo by of National Marine Life Center.
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First Seal Rescue of 2016

 
Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This past weekend the MMRT had it’s first report of a gray seal pup in 2016. This adorable little guy was spotted in Fort Stark (New Castle, NH) way above the high tide line and close to the dirt parking lot on Saturday morning (February 20th). Despite being

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