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Thoughts from a New Volunteer

by Laurie Cesati | Volunteer
What I really wanted to be when I grew up was a dolphin trainer (or sea lion trainer or marine biologist or you get the idea – something related to the oceans and marine life). For a variety of reasons, my career path took me in a very different direction

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Adventures of an Early Riser

by Ron Watson | Ron Watson Photography | [email protected]
 
I have always been an early riser. The first rays of sun peeking over the horizon fill my being with excitement. Many who retire sleep in after years of rising early to start the work day. NOT Me, I wake up earlier. I want to be on

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Seahorse Courtship

Lined Seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) mate for life and are monogamous. The male typically courts the female for several days before mating. Females produce eggs and deposit them in the male’s pouch, where he incubates them for approximately 21 days. Uniquely, the male gives birth to the young and can have 100-1,000 babies at one time!
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Explore the Shore: Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center

by Emma Carey | Program Assistant

Feeling cooped up this winter? The New Hampshire seacoast is a great place to explore all year round, not just in the summer. Come snowshoe, cross country ski, or simply wander through the seven unique habitats, rich history, and vibrant biodiversity within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye!

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Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission
Kate earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program in December 2018. As part of her studies, she conducted research on inquiry-based learning based at the Seacoast Science Center. Kate’s research report, Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with

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Marine Mammal Rescue responds to rarely seen Hooded Seal

By Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
 
 
On Tuesday, January 8, we received a call on the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue hotline about a hooded seal, a species that migrates down from the Arctic during the winter. This is a species we rarely see; in fact, it’s only the second one since

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NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Partners with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue

UNH to Help Diagnose Cause of Deaths of Marine Mammals
Lori Wright | NH Agricultural Experiment Station | UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Originally published Monday, December 17, 2018
 
The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue to help diagnose the

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Seacoast Science Center Staff Members Earn Masters degrees in Biology

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Two staff members at the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) have recently earned Master of Arts degrees in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program. The Center’s Director of Mission Kate Leavitt and School & Group Program Manager Sarah Perez have both completed two

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National Climate Assessment Report




 

On Friday, November 24, 2018, the federal government issued its Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volumes I and II. This comprehensive report assesses the current state of the science of climate change, as mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. Volume 1: Climate Science Special Report is a detailed report of the state

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Findings show minke whale died of entanglement in fishing gear

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
October 18. 2018 11:11PM

A dead minke whale washed up on Jenness State Beach last month. Findings show died due to entanglement in legal fishing gear. (Jason Schreiber/Correspondent)
RYE — Preliminary results of a necropsy have found that a minke whale that washed up on Jenness State Beach last

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