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) hotlineRead More
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 andRead More
SSC Naturalist Ben Flynn presents a creature feature on the chain catsharks (Scyliorhinus retifer) that reside in the Seacoast Science Center’s Close Encounters Tank. Visitors can pet sharks, too, during a Close Encounters program. Check our daily schedule and plan to pet the sharks during your visit!
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SSC’s Marketing Director Karen Provazza recaps the 8th annual Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals and Kid’s Fun Run, held April 23, 2016. Despite the rain, the event was more popular than ever, with over 700 people hitting the trails of Odiorne Point State Park to benefit Marine Mammal Rescue in New Hampshire, includingRead More
On Sunday, May 1st, we responded to a call about a deceased harbor porpoise on a Salisbury, MA beach. The emaciated male weanling was picked up and transported him to the New England Aquarium’s Quincy facility for necropsy (autopsy for animals). It is likely that the young porpoise passed from failure to thrive.
Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We responded to, and later rescued, our first harbor seal pup of the season on April 23rd. After a quite month for the hotline, this seal was reported during the peak check-in chaos, just before the start of our Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals 5k. Luckily, Rye police officers were
Over seven hundred runners and walkers hit the trails of Odiorne Point State Park for the Seacoast Science Center’s Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The scenic route brought them through the forest, by the rocky shore, on the sandy beach, and up (and down) the hills over militaryRead More
#OceanRunnerNH, Nichole Rutherford, enlists Jen Kennedy, Executive Director and co-founder of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, to inform us on what to do, and not do, if you see a lobster trap washed up on the shore.
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
To Report a Trap:
#OceanRunner Nichole Rutherford is running along the rocky beach at Odiorne Point State Park and spots what she thinks is a fast moving periwinkle. When she stops to take a closer look she discovers it is actually a hermit crab. Ocean Runner heads to the Seacoast Science Center to learn more from Program NaturalistRead More
Watch this short video to see the sea star’s inverted stomach! The sea star has a feeding method unlike any other; it secures its prey with its tube feet and pries it open—like the shells of bivalve (clams and mussels are favorites!), and then ejects its stomach from its own body, placing it over the digestible parts ofRead More