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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. Follow #OceanRunnerNH to join the Healthy Ocean or Bust movement.

Octopus Challenge: Day 2

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 their

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#OceanRunnerNH: Tide Pool Touch Tank

Ocean Runner Nichole learns about tide pool ecology from naturalist Kate Leavitt at the Seacoast Science Center, and gets hands-on with some of the cool critters that inhabit the tank, including sea stars, urchins, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and more.
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#OceanRunnerNH: What’s the clamor about that Clam?

Ocean Runner Nichole and her son Jack were out running on Old Orchard Beach in Maine when Jack came across a giant clam shell. Not sure what species the clam was, Nichole brings a photograph of it back to the Seacoast Science Center to learn more about it from Aquarist Rob Royer.
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Marine Mammal Rescue Volunteer Training

Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
Our Marine Mammal Rescue Team held its annual field responder training workshop for all of our marine mammal rescue team volunteers on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. During this training, volunteers gain valuable knowledge about how to respond, the different species seen in the area, how to collect data and

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#OceanRunnerNH: Bye Bye Balloons

Did you know that mylar balloons never biodegrade, and latex balloons take approximately five years to break down? Sea creatures often mistake balloons for a meal, and oftentimes, ingesting one is fatal. In the past ten years, the number of balloons in the marine environment has tripled. Ocean Runner Nichole encourages using alternatives to balloons,

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Alicia Sealverstone Released!

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
Today, Marine Mammal Rescue Team Assistant Sarah Toupin and I went down to National Marine Life Center (NMLC) in Buzzards Bay, MA to assist in the release of one of our weanling harbor seal rescues, back to the wild. Alicia Sealverstone (NMLC’s naming theme is “sealebrities” this year)  was

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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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