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The Seacoast Science Center hosted an Eco-Adventure, Iceland: Land of Fire and Ice, September 27-October 5, 2017. This guest blog was written by trip participant, Pat DeGrandpre, from her travel journal.
Pat DeGrandpre | Artist, Eco-Adventure Traveler, SSC Member
The Common Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), also known as the Decorator Crab, is round and spiny, with long legs that can reach around its body to attach bits of algae, shell, and seaweed to the many fine, sticky hairs on its carapace for camouflage. Found in the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to the
Emily Calhoun | Big Fish Little Fish Preschool Program Naturalist
“Can you make a boat out of rocks?”
This scientific inquiry, however bizarre it may sound, cleverly emerged from an experiment 3-5 year-olds were conducting during a recent Big Fish Little Fish program. Together, with their favorite adults, they were constructing aluminum foil
Yesterday, our team responded to a female harbor seal weanling (approximately 5 months old) in our own back yard—a few hundred yards from the Center, on the shore of Odiorne Point State Park. She was thin, alert and responsive, and clearly suffering from a severe mouth wound. It’s hard to say at this time what
SSC Aquarist Rob Royer showcases the flounder that are on exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center and explains their fascinating color-changing ability and the unique development of different species.
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It’s not everyday that you can whale and seal watch from your office! In fact, none of the staff here at the Seacoast Science Center can ever remember seeing a whale just outside our windows, let alone two whales!
This morning we were greeted by a humpback whale, a suspected minke whale, as well as
On Sunday, October 8, our team responded to this female weanling harbor seal at Hampton Beach State Park near the jetty. It had good body weight and was alert and responsive, but had micro-abscesses along it’s body and discharge from the eyes. The team was planning on collecting this seal for rehabilitation with our friends
We had a great crew of 60 people aboard Newburyport Whale Watch’s Captain’s Lady III for our 3rd annual Save the Seals River Cruise on Saturday October 7th. Many thanks to our sponsors for the event: Newburyport Whale Watch, Blue Ocean Event Center and Merrimack Valley Events by Simply Elegant Catering.
Marine Mammal Rescue Team
by Sarah Toupin | School and Group Program Manager
As the School and Group Program Manager for the Seacoast Science Center, April through July are very busy months for me. The center is filled with thousands of students daily, all wanting the chance to see the fish and touch the animals in the touch tank.
The Seacoast Science Center was voted number one for the best place to have a kid’s birthday party on the Seacoast! The contest, held over the summer by Seacoast Media Group, gave community members the opportunity to vote for their favorite businesses throughout the region.
It’s no surprise to us that we are number one! Parties