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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 us

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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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Journey to the Edge of the Sea with Seacoast Science Center

 
Kate Leavitt | Chief Program Officer

Seacoast Science Center is thrilled to announce its new intertidal-themed exhibit, The Edge of the Sea. The interactive experience is anchored by three thoroughly unique touch tanks totaling over 500 gallons of cold saltwater and teeming with intertidal animals and seaweeds. Visitors can get their hands wet

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Natalee Martin appointed Chief Advancement Officer

 

Natalee Martin has joined our team as the Center’s first Chief Advancement Officer. The position was created as part of our renewed recommitment to fundraising, to ensure that we are meeting our community’s evolving needs and growing conservation ideals. Natalee’s enthusiasm to engage our community in helping to advance coastal and marine environmental education

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Odiorne Point State Park Habitat Restoration 

If you have driven along Route 1A in Rye, you may have noticed the brush removal along the bike path and south of the Odiorne homestead in Odiorne Point State Park (OPSP). This work, while noticeable roadside only recently, has been part of a long-term project led by the Rockingham County Conservation District (RCCD). We

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A Harbor Seal’s Journey: Rescue, Release, and Beyond!

 
Originally published February 12, 2021
 
 JUNE 7, 2021 UPDATE
 

Held on June 7th, this webinar provides an update on Harbor Seal #087 from Robert A. DiGiovanni, Jr., Founder and Chief Scientist at
Atlantic Marine Conservation Society, who tagged the seal, as well as insight on his 30+ years of research. SSC’s Marine Mammal

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Energy conservation efforts take a giant leap forward

 

If you have been by Seacoast Science Center in the past few weeks you’ve probably noticed our “new look.” What used to be a broad expanse of fiberglass roofing shingles has now been covered by an extensive array of photovoltaic panels! Thanks to an energy retrofit project funded and coordinated by the NH

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Microbes likely cause of Sea Star Wasting Disease

 
Sea star wasting disease gained notoriety in 2013, when sea stars began dying off in record high numbers all along the U.S. Pacific coastline. U.S. Atlantic coast populations were also affected by die-offs, although not with such prevalence and volume. The dramatic die-offs troubled and puzzled local community members as well as ecologists who

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SSC Vacation and Summer Environmental Camp Programs

 
Seacoast Science Center has a long track record of offering safe Environmental Day Camp programs that cultivate marine and environmental education through first-hand interactions, leveraging its beautiful location in Odiorne Point State Park. With 135 seaside acres as their outdoor classroom, and seven distinctly different habitats to explore, campers gain a deep understanding of

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