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#OceanRunnerNH: A Plan for the Ocean?

SSC’s President Wendy Lull fills Ocean Runner, Nichole, in on the nation’s first regional ocean plan, a plan for the northeast, which was recently released and how managing ocean resources on the local, regional, and national levels are combining to sustain our coastal communities.
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Nation’s First Regional Ocean Plan

Wendy Lull  |  SSC President
Three and a half years in the making, the nation’s first regional ocean plan, a plan for the northeast, has been released. The Seacoast Science Center has been tracking the process as the first NH member of the New England Ocean Action Network from the start. I am looking forward

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Pup Transport Tag Team

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
On Wednesday afternoon, we helped our friends from College of the Atlantic/Allied Whale in northern Maine, with the transport of two harbor seal pups that had been found abandoned by their moms. COA transported them to us, and after administering some fluids and glucose, we hit the

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#OceanRunnerNH: Skip the Plastic

Ocean Runner Nichole is always finding discarded plastic bags as she runs along the beach. These types of bags can be deadly when ingested by marine animals. A great way to keep these bags off the beach and out of the water is to always take reusable tote bags with you for shopping, beach

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Harp Seal makes Springtime Stop

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
Yesterday, we responded to reports of a live seal on the beach in front of Seaside Village in North Hampton. We assumed it would be a harbor seal pup, but were surprised to find a male juvenile harp seal! Harp seals are a winter visitor of ours,

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#OceanRunnerNH: Sea Scallops Gallop?

SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole Rutherford is running along the rocky shore at Odiorne Point State Park and spots a scallop shell. Not knowing much about sea scallops, other than how great they are for dinner, Ocean Runner heads to the Seacoast Science Center to learn more from Program Naturalist Ben Flynn.
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#OceanRunnerNH: Reuseabled Bags = $ for Ocean Education

SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole Rutherford announces the Hannaford Helps initiative to raise money for the Seacoast Science Center. Every time you buy a Blue and Gold Karma reusable tote bag at the Portsmouth, NH location (800 Islington St.) during the month of May 2016, Hannaford will donate $1 to support our ocean education mission.
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SSC announces new incentives for its supporters

The Seacoast Science Center kicked off its 2016 Annual Fund Campaign in April with the introduction of new benefits for higher levels of giving. The Center’s new Annual Giving Societies, for those who donate $300 or more, were created to recognize and motivate donors to step up their giving.
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Harbor Seal Pupping Season is Underway!

Harbor seals bear their young during the months of May and June. As a result, the chance of seeing seals on our beaches, and more specifically seal pups, increases. If you see a seal on the beach, it is important to keep back and call the Seacoast Science Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR) hotline

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SSC launches Ocean Runner video blog series

Bringing together her love of ocean education and beach running, the Seacoast Science Center’s Development Director Nichole Rutherford, of York, Maine, is hosting a year-long video blog series that offers expert answers to common questions about coastal ecosystems. Dubbed the Ocean Runner, Nichole will appear in weekly video blogs tackling subjects from tides and

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