environmental education

SSC receives commendation for  dedication to marine science education

Governor Chris Sununu and the NH Executive Council presented the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) a commendation for its dedication to marine education and for being an invaluable resource for the protection of NH’s coastline. The commendation was presented during the NH Executive Council meeting which was held at the science center on October 2,

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Where are all the sea stars?

by Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission

We get this question a lot. Nearly every day, visitors ask our naturalists why they can’t find sea stars in our Tide Pool Touch Tank anymore. It’s not because these animals are really good at hiding, or that we’ve forgotten to put any in the tank. Unfortunately,

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SSC staffer completes conservation field work in Borneo

by Emma Carey | Program Coordinator
This past July, Miami University’s Project Dragonfly graduate program sent me to Borneo in Southeast Asia to learn about the effects of palm oil on the rainforest, and the conservation efforts to sustain wildlife in a fragmented habitat. We visited wildlife sanctuaries, stayed at the Danau Girang Field Centre

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Thoughts from a New Volunteer

by Laurie Cesati | Volunteer
What I really wanted to be when I grew up was a dolphin trainer (or sea lion trainer or marine biologist or you get the idea – something related to the oceans and marine life). For a variety of reasons, my career path took me in a very different direction

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Seahorse Courtship

Lined Seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) mate for life and are monogamous. The male typically courts the female for several days before mating. Females produce eggs and deposit them in the male’s pouch, where he incubates them for approximately 21 days. Uniquely, the male gives birth to the young and can have 100-1,000 babies at one time!
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Explore the Shore: Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center

by Emma Carey | Program Assistant

Feeling cooped up this winter? The New Hampshire seacoast is a great place to explore all year round, not just in the summer. Come snowshoe, cross country ski, or simply wander through the seven unique habitats, rich history, and vibrant biodiversity within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye!

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Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission
Kate earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program in December 2018. As part of her studies, she conducted research on inquiry-based learning based at the Seacoast Science Center. Kate’s research report, Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with

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NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Partners with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue

UNH to Help Diagnose Cause of Deaths of Marine Mammals
Lori Wright | NH Agricultural Experiment Station | UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Originally published Monday, December 17, 2018
 
The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue to help diagnose the

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Seacoast Science Center Staff Members Earn Masters degrees in Biology

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Two staff members at the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) have recently earned Master of Arts degrees in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program. The Center’s Director of Mission Kate Leavitt and School & Group Program Manager Sarah Perez have both completed two

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Findings show minke whale died of entanglement in fishing gear

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
October 18. 2018 11:11PM

A dead minke whale washed up on Jenness State Beach last month. Findings show died due to entanglement in legal fishing gear. (Jason Schreiber/Correspondent)
RYE — Preliminary results of a necropsy have found that a minke whale that washed up on Jenness State Beach last

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