marinebiology

Harbor seal severe wound rescue

Yesterday,  our team responded to a female harbor seal weanling (approximately 5 months old) in our own back yard—a few hundred yards from the  Center, on the shore of Odiorne Point State Park. She was thin, alert and responsive, and clearly suffering from a severe mouth wound. It’s hard to say at this time what

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SSC’s Kate Leavitt hits the national marine education scene

SSC’s Director of Mission, Kate Leavitt, recently hit the Carolina lowcountry, to attend the National Marine Educator Association’s (NMEA) annual national conference. This year’s conference, Seas of Change, was hosted by the South Carolina Marine Educators Association, the SC chapter of NMEA, in Charleston, SC. NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of

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#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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What about the ocean keeps me up at night?

Wendy Lull  |  SSC President  |   originally posted September 28, 2015
For those of us who live in coastal communities, sometimes it’s hard to find good news about the state of the ocean. Sea level rise, storm surge, ocean acidification, degraded fisheries, entangled whales, seals and sea birds starving to death with bellies full of

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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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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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Juvenile Harp Seal Expires

 
Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This past weekend we responded to a juvenile harp seal (winter visitor to the NH seacoast!) at Pirate’s Cove in Rye. In the morning he was pretty spunky and aggressive on approach, but he was eating sand and had some eye discharge. The plan was to

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First Ice Seal of the Season

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This evening we responded to our first harp seal (deceased) in Seabrook. This juvenile seal, known as an ice seal because it only travels down our way from the Canadian Provinces in the winter time, likely died this morning/afternoon or last night. Externally, aside from one

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NH Marine Mammal Rescue Year in Review 2015

 

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