#OceanRunnerNH Videos

#OceanRunnerNH: Seal on the Beach?

Ocean Runner Nichole finds SSC’s Marine Mammal Rescue volunteer Patty Adell monitoring a gray seal on a Hampton, NH beach during her afternoon run. Patty fills her in on what to do and not do if you encounter a seal on the beach (dead or alive): stay back and call the MMR hotline at

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#OceanRunnerNH: Rescue Run Recap 2017

Seacoast Science Center’s Ocean Runner Nichole gives a quick recap of the Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals held Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Odiorne Point State Park. Seven hundred and thirty six runners and walkers hit the trails to help save the seals! 
The Center combined their Earth Day celebration with the event,

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#OceanRunnerNH: Dopey Challenge Recap

SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole fills fans in on her experience while participating in the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Florida. The race, held January 5-8, 2017, consisted of a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon, totaling 48.6 miles. Nichole chose to run for greater purpose than her own personal satisfaction. As Vice President

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SSC’s Ocean Runner Completes the Dopey Challenge for Ocean Health

The Seacoast Science Center’s Ocean Runner, Nichole Rutherford, successfully completed one of the most challenging goals of her life: completing the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in Florida. The race, held January 5-8, 2017, consisted of a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon, totaling 48.6 miles.
Although the half-marathon was cancelled due to severe

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#OceanRunnerNH: Are Mermaids for Real?

Ocean Runner Nichole is suiting up for the Dopey Challenge, held January 4-January 8, 2017 at Walt Disney World Resort, Florida! Running to promote ocean health, Nichole has a different marine-related outfit for each day at the race. Her Little Mermaid costume sparked a conversation about whether mermaids are fact or folklore. This video

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#OceanRunnerNH: Sea Life Winter Adaptations

What happens to sea creatures when temperatures dip below freezing? Ocean Runner Nichole visited the shore with SSC Naturalist Sarah Toupin to find our how animals adapt to winter weather.
Help Ocean Runner fund a new program, Healthy Ocean or Bust Bandits, a community action ocean conservation program to be launched in 2017, that

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#OceanRunnerNH: Tide Pool Touch Tank

Ocean Runner Nichole learns about tide pool ecology from naturalist Kate Leavitt at the Seacoast Science Center, and gets hands-on with some of the cool critters that inhabit the tank, including sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and more.
Help Ocean Runner fund a new program, Healthy Ocean or Bust Bandits, a community action

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#OceanRunnerNH: What’s the clamor about that Clam?

Ocean Runner Nichole and her son Jack were out running on Old Orchard Beach in Maine when Jack came across a giant clam shell. Not sure what species the clam was, Nichole brings a photograph of it back to the Seacoast Science Center to learn more about it from Aquarist Rob Royer.
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#OceanRunnerNH: Bye Bye Balloons

Did you know that mylar balloons never biodegrade, and latex balloons take approximately five years to break down? Sea creatures often mistake balloons for a meal, and oftentimes, ingesting one is fatal. In the past ten years, the number of balloons in the marine environment has tripled. Ocean Runner Nichole encourages using alternatives to balloons,

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#OceanRunnerNH: Conserve Water, Yo!

With the current water ban in the Northeast, Ocean Runner Nichole thinks up few easy ways for you to join her in helping to conserve water.
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