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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.

Chain Catshark Fluorescence Research

Charles Mazel, PhD | N I G H T S E A

Chain catsharks, Scyliorhinus rotifer, like the ones at the Seacoast Science Center, have a distinctive beige/brown color pattern. But they also have a secret property – when you shine a blue light on them they glow bright green! This is beautiful and

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Little Skates vs. Stingrays

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England
When looking into our Close Encounters tank you might see something that resembles a stingray. Flat body, wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail – sure sounds like a stingray to me! Well, these familiar looking fish are actually skates

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From High School Job Shadow to S.T.E.M Intern

Molly Cleveland | S.T.E.M. Intern, Summer 2016

My first experience with the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) was visiting for a job shadow during my freshmen year of high school. Now, more than six years later, I’m a college intern working on SSC’s S.T.E.M. curriculum. S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—all subjects incorporated into the

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A Picture-Perfect Weanling

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Yesterday afternoon our team responded to this handsome male weanling harbor seal. Despite a couple small superficial wounds and being slightly thin, he is pretty close to a picture perfect weanling!!

This photo is a great example that shows the hydration rings that seals should

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#OceanRunnerNH: Crackly Crabs

Ocean Runner Nichole learns all about how crabs, like the green crabs show in this video, shed their exoskeletons when they outgrow them and how their new, hard shell is formed, from Seacoast Science Center Naturalist Nikki Annelli.
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Happy 4th, Pup!

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Happy 4th of July from this cute little harbor seal pup! He is just one of 3 harbor seal weanlings that the team has responded to this holiday weekend. As these pups, only about a month old, begin to figure out life on their own… we

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Snowplow the Humpback Whale

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Warning: These are graphic photos documenting the necropsy of Snowplow, a 45 foot, 18 year old humpback whale who died at sea and washed ashore in Rye.
Our New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue team worked tirelessly for 3 days to help coordinate this response with our

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Video Explaining Snowplow’s Necropsy

 
So many of you are asking for more information about Snowplow. Here is a link to new video shot at the scene and the latest statement from Ashley Stokes, Coordinator for New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue:
“Externally, there were no signs that showed what may have happened to this young whale, and Humpbacks are

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Deceased Humpback Whale on Rye Beach

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
As you have likely heard by now, our team has been very busy with a deceased 45 foot female humpback whale that washed ashore this morning at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye. We were able to access the animal at low tide to take measurements

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#OceanRunnerNH: Moon Jellies at the Atlantic Grill

 
Ocean Runner Nichole and her running partner, Susan Labrie of the Atlantic Grill, learn more about the moon jellyfish in the tank at Atlantic Grill from Seacoast Science Center Aquarist Rob Royer.
The Atlantic Grill is located at 5 Pioneer Rd, Rye, NH. Learn about their fabulous venue and check out their menu at www.theatlanticgrill.com.
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