August 2016

Baja and Belize Bound!

Sarah Toupin | School and Group Program Manager

I recently returned from an amazing trip to Baja, Mexico, which was part of my graduate program to receive my Masters in Biology from Miami University. In June, I spent ten days traveling the Baja peninsula with seventeen classmates, and now great friends, from the USA and Belize.

Our trip began with

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My Internship Experience: Much more than Marketing

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England

Currently, I am a senior at the University of New England (UNE) where I am a double major in Ocean Studies/Marine Affairs and Communications. This summer, I was the Marketing Intern at the Seacoast Science Center. The work

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#OceanRunnerNH: Who’s drilling holes in the shells?

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 in

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Green Crabs: Disaster or Delicacy?

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England

Green crabs are one of the many species you can find along the shore throughout New England, including the tide pools and rocky coast of Odiorne State Park. But did you know that they haven’t always been here?

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Inflatable Whale Visits SSC

Our summer campers got to learn about whales in a unique way: by climbing inside one! Staff members from the Blue Ocean Society recently brought their inflatable baleen whale named Ladder to the Seacoast Science Center. Our campers were able to go inside to see the whale’s skeleton and organs, and learn how whales

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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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