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The Flounder: Master of Camouflage

SSC Aquarist Rob Royer showcases the flounder that are on exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center and explains their fascinating color-changing ability and the unique development of different species.
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Whales feeding in front of SSC!

It’s not everyday that you can whale and seal watch from your office! In fact, none of the staff here at the Seacoast Science Center can ever remember seeing a whale just outside our windows, let alone two whales!
This morning we were greeted by a humpback whale, a suspected minke whale, as well as

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Hampton Beach weanling harbor seal

On Sunday, October 8, our team responded to this female weanling harbor seal at Hampton Beach State Park near the jetty. It had good body weight and was alert and responsive, but had micro-abscesses along it’s body and discharge from the eyes. The team was planning on collecting this seal for rehabilitation with our friends

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Save the Seals River Cruise 2017

We had a great crew of 60 people aboard Newburyport Whale Watch’s Captain’s Lady III for our 3rd annual Save the Seals River Cruise on Saturday October 7th. Many thanks to our sponsors for the event: Newburyport Whale Watch, Blue Ocean Event Center and Merrimack Valley Events by Simply Elegant Catering.
Marine Mammal Rescue Team

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From Chaos to Serenity

by Sarah Toupin | School and Group Program Manager
As the School and Group Program Manager for the Seacoast Science Center, April through July are very busy months for me. The center is filled with thousands of students daily, all wanting the chance to see the fish and touch the animals in the touch tank.

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SSC wins Best of Seacoast for kids birthday parties!

The Seacoast Science Center was voted number one for the best place to have a kid’s birthday party on the Seacoast! The contest, held over the summer by Seacoast Media Group, gave community members the opportunity to vote for their favorite businesses throughout the region. 
It’s no surprise to us that we are number one! Parties

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Humpbacks off the beach in Salisbury?

September 21 update: We have not received reports of whale sightings since Tuesday, Sept. 19 and believe the whales have moved offshore due to the recent wave activity. 

Yes! It’s true! 
You may have heard from the news or other social media outlets that there have been whales feeding within 100′ from the

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Marine Science Curriculum for elementary educators

A new rocky shore marine science curriculum is now available for educators to download free of charge from the Seacoast Science Center’s website.
The Rocky Shore Marine Science Curriculum: An Ecosystem Unit for Elementary Educators was created to provide New Hampshire elementary teachers and their students with a comprehensive, standards-based science unit. 
The Rocky Shore Marine Science Curriculum is a user-friendly,

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SSC celebrates 25th anniversary

The Seacoast Science Center (SSC) celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, September 9 with a free community event attended by 4,000+ people, a proclamation issued by Governor Chris Sununu, and the unveiling of a sculpture honoring the Center’s founding president, Wendy Lull. The day capped off 25 weeks of special educational activities offered through the

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Master’s degree conservation study in Belize

by Emma Carey | SSC staff naturalist

I recently enrolleded as a graduate student in Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program through Miami University in Ohio. I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Teaching in Biological Sciences, and focusing on conservation education. The two-and-a-half year program is conducted online and includes three trips to

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