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Learn about our latest efforts to promote ocean health, enjoy amazing creature features, and discover what happens behind the SSC scenes.

Embracing Winter in Odiorne Point State Park

 Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator
As cold weather sets in on the coast, things quiet down here at Odiorne Point State Park, making it the perfect time for local residents to come and explore. During the off season, the park is open from dawn to dusk, offering great opportunities for winter recreation.
Odiorne Point State

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SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Responds to Wayward Seal

by Ashley Stokes | SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Director

Our Marine Mammal Rescue team is called to all kinds of animal situations but not all of them make the national news. In September, SSC Marine Mammal Rescue was involved in a response effort in Massachusetts that grabbed the attention of people from across

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UNH Aquaculture Research on Display

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator

Just off New Hampshire’s coast, innovative aquaculture research is taking place and is now being featured at Seacoast Science Center. A University of New Hampshire research tank is one of the key elements in the Center’s newly opened Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine exhibition. This tank will showcase

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Fatal Maine shark attack spurs great white tracking efforts at these Seacoast beaches

Ian Lenahan | The Portsmouth Herald
Published August 25, 2022

RYE — Bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean off town beaches are four orange buoys, all designed to track the movements of tagged great white sharks swimming along the coastline.
The shark-tracing buoys placed this summer are located off Pirates Cove, Foss, Cable and Sawyers beaches

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Fall Bird Migration on the Seacoast

Stephen Mirick | Guest Contributor 

As the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, many birds throughout eastern Canada and northeastern New England migrate south through New Hampshire heading for wintering areas that stretch from the southern United States down to Central and South America. While we often refer to this as migration, the migration

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Marine Fellows Program names Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

 
Adrianna George of Milford, NH was honored for her achievement in the Marine Science Fellowship Program at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH. The Outstanding Achievement Award is given annually to the high school student who has excelled in the program and shows great aptitude for the field of marine science. This

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SSC’s Seal of Approval promotes safe wildlife viewing for ocean recreators

Seacoast Science Center (SSC) has been advancing wildlife conservation through stranded marine mammal response, care, and community outreach in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts since 2014. This summer, SSC Marine Mammal Rescue launched a new Seal of Approval eco-label for coastal kayaking and paddle board tour companies.
“We designed the Seal of Approval to

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Now open! Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine Exhibition

 

The Gulf of Maine is historically known for its cold waters, featuring high biodiversity and a rich history of productive fishing grounds. Climate change is having a particular impact on the Gulf as it is warming faster than most of the world’s oceans. As water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine warm, species

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A magical spot for tide pooling on the Seacoast

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator

Discovering a tiny sea star, slippery eel or prickly urchin at the coast has often been described as a magical experience and here at Seacoast Science Center, we get to help make those moments happen every day. In fact, we have a favorite spot for finding cool creatures that

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NH Center for NonProfits honors Seacoast Science Center’s Allan Waterfield

 
The NH Center for Nonprofits celebrated its 2022 Nonprofit Impact Award recipients at the Bank of NH Stage in Concord on April 20th. Allan Waterfield, past board chair at Seacoast Science Center in Rye, was presented with a Board Impact Award for his 9-year contribution to the Center.
Allan served on the Board of

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