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Octopus Challenge: Day 1

Octopus are among the most unique beings on Earth. They possess a complex genomic structure that rivals the most intelligent mammals. These invertebrate cephalopods are capable problem solvers and masters of illusion.
Currently, the Seacoast Science Center has two Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubenscens) on display. In this video series, you can observe

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#OceanRunnerNH: Conserve Water, Yo!

With the current water ban in the Northeast, Ocean Runner Nichole thinks up few easy ways for you to join her in helping to conserve water.
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Estuary Ecosystem Spotlight: Great Bay

 
Guest post by Jeff Barnum | Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper for the Conservation Law Foundation
Great Bay, in coastal New Hampshire, is one of only 28 ecosystems in the U.S. to be designated as an ‘estuary of national significance,’ so we are spotlighting one of the challenges the bay is facing: loss of eelgrass. Jeff Barnum took SSC staff members out on

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Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team Participates in Full Scale Oil Spill Exercise

 
Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
 
Earlier this month, four members of our staff participated in a major environmental drill involving two dozen federal, state and local agencies and industrial partners.* The Northern New England Oil Spill Full Scale Exercise was held by NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) to prepare

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What’s Creep, Crawly, and Bloo?

Or, Blue, rather! No costume necessary! This American Lobster (Homarus americanus) is one in a million! Typically a mottled brown tone, this rare guy is a brilliant blue because he is missing most of his yellow and red pigments.
Come learn about this magnificent blue lobster, and other rare colorations of these crustaceans, on display in the Seacoast

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BioBlitz: A dawn to dusk species hunt of OPSP

The Seacoast Science Center hosts its annual BioBlitz event in September. BioBlitz is a daylong species hunt in Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.
BioBlitz offers exciting opportunities for all

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Seal Rogers Williams

We just had to share this adorable photo from our friends at NMLC of Seal Rogers Williams—one of our rescues. He is looking great!!
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How to Raise an Environmentalist

Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future.
Guest Post by Jill Suttie
This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it

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Learning Science by Doing Science

Thom Smith, an elementary school teacher in Bradford, NH  is currently on McAuliffe Sabbatical, collaborating with Center staff to develop a Rocky Shore Curriculum, which will be a free and readily available resource for elementary level educators upon its completion.
Thom Smith | McAuliffe Sabbatical | Elementary School Teacher, Bradford, NH
Originally posted on September 24, 2016 on

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SSC President Wendy Lull to Retire

Wendy Lull, who has been at the Seacoast Science Center’s helm since it opened in 1992, has announced her retirement next spring, 2017. Lull’s visionary leadership and infectious enthusiasm transformed the then newly established center into the nationally respected informal marine science education institution that it is today.
Lull led the merger of Friends of Odiorne

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