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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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#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: Cross-Training with a Hike

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 areas

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#OceanRunnerNH: Seaweed on the Rocks

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

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#OceanRunnerNH: World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean

Ocean Runner Nichole gives a quick recap of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation’s World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean 5K, held on June 4th, 2016.

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#OceanRunnerNH: Salt Marsh Ecology 101

What is that funky smell? Why is the salt marsh such an important habitat? SSC Naturalist Nikki fills Ocean Runner Nichole in on salt marsh basics.
 

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#OceanRunnerNH: Skip the Plastic

Ocean Runner Nichole is always finding discarded plastic bags as she runs along the beach. These types of bags can be deadly when ingested by marine animals. A great way to keep these bags off the beach and out of the water is to always take reusable tote bags with you for shopping, beach

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