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Embracing Winter in Odiorne Point State Park

 Heidi Duncanson | Communications Coordinator
As cold weather sets in on the coast, things quiet down here at Odiorne Point State Park, making it the perfect time for local residents to come and explore. During the off season, the park is open from dawn to dusk, offering great opportunities for winter recreation.
Odiorne Point State

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SSC’s Seal of Approval promotes safe wildlife viewing for ocean recreators

Seacoast Science Center (SSC) has been advancing wildlife conservation through stranded marine mammal response, care, and community outreach in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts since 2014. This summer, SSC Marine Mammal Rescue launched a new Seal of Approval eco-label for coastal kayaking and paddle board tour companies.
“We designed the Seal of Approval to

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Now open! Our Dynamic Gulf of Maine Exhibition

 

The Gulf of Maine is historically known for its cold waters, featuring high biodiversity and a rich history of productive fishing grounds. Climate change is having a particular impact on the Gulf as it is warming faster than most of the world’s oceans. As water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine warm, species

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NH Center for NonProfits honors Seacoast Science Center’s Allan Waterfield

 
The NH Center for Nonprofits celebrated its 2022 Nonprofit Impact Award recipients at the Bank of NH Stage in Concord on April 20th. Allan Waterfield, past board chair at Seacoast Science Center in Rye, was presented with a Board Impact Award for his 9-year contribution to the Center.
Allan served on the Board of

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Harbor Seal Pupping Season Expected to Begin this Month

 
If you see a seal or other marine mammal on the beach, call the Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue hotline at 603-997-9448
 
Harbor seals bear their young from late April through June. The majority of the pups in the region are born in Maine, however there is some pupping that occurs south

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A View from Here: Lighthouses of the Seacoast

Heidi Duncanson | Communications Assistant
New England’s rocky coastline is treacherous to navigate by boat, so for centuries, mariners have relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from shoals and other hazards as they approach land or harbors. Here at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, we are fortunate to be able to see four

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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

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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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Wildlife Kayaking

 
Karen Provazza | Director of Marketing
 
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
—Loren Eiseley
 
I was born an ocean lover. I have always loved being in and on the water. My fondest childhood memories are of our family’s daylong adventures exploring the coast. Over 25

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