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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.

Harbor Seal Pupping Season Expected to Begin this Month

 
If you see a seal or other marine mammal on the beach, call the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue hotline at 603-997-9448
 
Harbor seals bear their young from late April through June. The majority of the pups in the region are born in Maine, however there is some pupping that occurs south

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Website Redesign Request for Proposals

Seacoast Science Center is seeking a website developer to design and implement an all-new website that elevates its brand and offers greater functionality. If your firm is interested in being considered for this project, please review our Request for Website Redesign Proposals document and submit your proposal to Karen Provazza at [email protected] by April 15,

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Moving Childhood Back Outdoors

Kate Leavitt | Chief Program Officer

One of the greatest gifts we can give our kids is right outside. We have long known that unstructured outdoor play time has positive effects on children’s happiness, and physical and mental health. A recent paper* looking at nearly 300 studies tightens up previous research gaps to incontrovertibly

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A Treasure in our Own Backyard

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator
Seacoast Science Center attracts tens of thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world each year, but many of its biggest fans are right here in Rye. Local residents get to enjoy all that the Center offers throughout the year and indeed are great advocates for membership

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Celebrating Women in Science: Kate Leavitt, SSC Chief Program Officer

For thirty years, Seacoast Science Center has been inspiring and employing women in science careers. From field trips and summer camps to volunteering and internships, young women have had meaningful experiences here and followed their dreams to work in ocean science. The Center’s staff also includes women at all stages of career development and provides

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A View from Here: Lighthouses of the Seacoast

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Assistant
New England’s rocky coastline is treacherous to navigate by boat, so for centuries, mariners have relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from shoals and other hazards as they approach land or harbors. Here at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, we are fortunate to be able to see four

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MMR Responds to Stranded Pygmy Sperm Whale on Salisbury Beach

Karen Provazza | Chief Communications Officer
 
On Monday, January 10th,  Seacoast Science Center (SSC) Marine Mammal Rescue responded to reports of a small whale stranded on the beach at Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, MA. Once on location, responders determined the animal to be an adult male pygmy sperm whale, measuring 9.5 feet

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SSC Celebrates 30 Years!

Wendy Lull | Seacoast Science Center President Emerita
 
On a bright, sunny day in June of 1992, Rye Elementary School students, then-Governor Judd Gregg, Executive Councilor Ruth Griffin and I cut a ribbon of kelp to open the Seacoast Science Center. There was so much excitement for what lay ahead: our new facility would enable

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Seacoast Science Center Creates Map of Dog-friendly Beaches to Promote Wildlife Conservation

Karen Provazza | Chief Communications Officer

Seacoast Science Center (SSC) has announced the creation of a new digital resource for dog owners to help keep family pets as well as native wildlife species safe in the outdoor spaces they share. The new Dog-Friendly Beaches in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts map is a free

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How SSC is helping protect Florida’s threatened corals

 
Rob Royer | Senior Aquarist
Coral reefs are one of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, home to more than a quarter of all marine species, including fish, mollusks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, birds and more. Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer opportunities

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