SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole chats with Marilyn MacIntosh of Hampton, NH, who walks the Hampton Beach every morning, picking up trash along the way. But Marilyn does more that remove debris; she recycles and repurposes as much of what she picks up as possible. Find out how her work is making a big differenceRead More
Crusher claws, cutter claws, pincher legs, and long whipping antennae make these arthropods a frightful sight for some, but we love them here at the Seacoast Science Center! Find out why the American Lobster, Homarus americanus, is such a fascinating creature as Ocean Runner Nichole learns more about them from Seacoast Science Center NaturalistRead More
Horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, are often referred to as dinosaurs of the sea. Fossils show that the have lived on earth, unchanged, for about 480 million years! A horseshoe crab’s entire body is protected by a hard carapace, which molts when it grows. Ocean Runner Nichole is inspired to learn more about this ancientRead More
Ocean Runner Nichole fills fans in on her experience running the Saunders 10K held in Rye, NH on August 18, 2016, and points out some of the breathtaking views along the route.
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Ocean Runner Nichole recently completed the iconic Beach to Beacon 10K, held in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on August 6, 2016. In this short video, Nichole recaps the race and gives kudos go to the race organizers, who have established a zero waste goal, and the community, for their support.
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Ocean Runner Nichole looks to Seacoast Science Center’s Heidi Duncanson to learn the secrets behind sea glass. As pieces of glass are “weathered” physically, by being tossed at sea, and chemically, by sea water, this marine debris is transformed into what some people consider treasures of the sea. It can take 20-50 years forRead More
Ocean Runner Nichole recently completed the Beach to Beacon 10K on August 6th. The race, which begins in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, near Crescent Beach State Park, ends and the historic Portland Head Light, with views of beautiful Casco Bay. This video features a short overview of the iconic lighthouse.
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Ocean Runner Nichole is curious about the perfect little round holes she has seen on empty periwinkle, mussel and clam shells. Seacoast Science Center’s Ashley Stokes explains how some snails are herbivores (plant eaters) and some, omnivores (meat eaters). Omnivores, such as dog whelks and moon snails, use their radula to “drill” a hole inRead More
Ocean Runner Nichole is training in earnest for a marathon but sometimes she switches up her running routine with a hike on the weekend. Check out her video from Beaver Mountain in Rangeley, Maine, with a reminder that polluting land or water far from the sea STILL affects ocean health. Keeping our inland areasRead More
Our Ocean Runner does her training along Seacoast beaches as much as possible, and was recently wondering why she never sees seaweed growing ON the beaches. It’s a plant, right? Why is it just hanging onto rocks? Where are its roots?
She met up with Seacoast Science Center president Wendy Lull to learn how