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New shark safety resource for New Hampshire beachgoers

Brian Yurasits | SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager
Seacoast Science Center has teamed up with New Hampshire Sea Grant, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and Shoals Marine Laboratory to create a comprehensive guide about sharks in New Hampshire.
Following the state of Maine’s first-ever fatal great white

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Sharks, Seals, and a Healthy Ocean Ecosystem

 
Brian Yurasits | Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager
This week Maine experienced its first-ever fatal great white shark attack, leaving many New England residents shocked and in search of answers. While we aren’t shark experts here at Seacoast Science Center, our Marine Mammal Rescue Team offers unique insight into the complicated dance between

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That’s A-Moray!

 
Lauren Bucciero | Marketing Intern
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Center to explore the new living coral tanks in the Restoring Reefs exhibit in the Eversource Gallery. I was immediately captivated by the spotted creature I saw emerging from its hiding spot. It quickly slid out of its network of PVC

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The Conservation Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

 
by Lauren Bucciero | Marketing Intern
Teaching children about the importance of nature can have lasting impacts on the world around us. By getting kids excited about the natural world, we are inspiring future leaders to make conservation of our environment a priority. Encouraging kids to get outside and explore their own backyards has

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SSC Reopens for Weekend Visits this Summer!

(Rye, NH) Seacoast Science Center (SSC) will reopen for public visits on weekends only this summer, starting July 4th, after nearly four months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Open Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, visits will occur within 2-hour time sessions of 10am-noon, noon to 2pm, and 2-4pm. Advance reservations are highly recommended for SSC visitors;

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Two-Spot Octopus: Babies!

Video by Daryn Clevesy | Visitor Program Coordinator
Story by Lauren Bucciero | Marketing Intern
This March, Seacoast Science Center welcomed some new baby critters! We were fortunate to receive a female two-spot octopus with eggs from our colleagues at Dartmouth College. Octopuses lay their eggs over the course of a few months, therefore,

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May is CommuteSMART month!

by Daryn Clevesy | Visitor Program Coordinator & Green Team Member
At the Seacoast Science Center (SSC), we are always looking for steps we can take to make less of an impact on our Blue Planet. Just some of our efforts include: installing hydration stations to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles; making

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Springtime means Harbor Seal pupping time

 
Harbor seals bear their young from late April through June. As a result, the chance of seeing seals on our beaches, more specifically seal pups, increases. If you see a marine mammal on the beach, live or dead, it is important to keep back 150 feet and call the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal

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Staying Green While Staying at Home

 
by Heidi Duncanson | SSC Green Team member
 

With Seacoast Science Center temporarily closed to the public due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, most of our staff members are working from home. This has meant an adjustment in our workflow and daily interactions, but it has also affected our routine of

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SSC provides educational resources to over 26K in first two weeks of temporary closure

 
 
During this unprecedented global health crisis, Seacoast Science Center has been hard at work to find new ways to continue to engage the community in science- and nature-based learning. Within the first two weeks of launching its new digital Your Learning Connection resource, SSC has reached over 26,000 families across New Hampshire and beyond.
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