gulf of maine

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

 

This video follows the rescue, rehab, release and tracking of Harbor Seal #087, who was rescued by Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR), went through rehab in Maine, and was outfitted with a satellite tag thanks to our colleagues from New York. Narrated by MMR’s Brian Yurasits, collaborators from Marine Mammals of

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Where have all the Ice Seals gone?

 
Ashley Stokes | Marine Mammal Rescue Manager
New Englanders are accustomed to seeing harbor seals and their larger gray seal cousins on our coast’s sandy beaches and rocky shores. But did you know that during the winter season, two very unique visitors venture down from the Arctic (and we’re not talking about Santa Claus and his

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Shark and Seal Safety in New England Waters

Seacoast Science Center Marine Mammal Rescue was featured on WMUR TV9’s NH Chronicle on October 8, 2020. MMR Manager Ashley Stokes, along with partner Marianne Long from Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, shared insight on shark and seal populations in the Gulf of Maine, and guidelines for seal viewing and recreating safely in ocean waters.

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New shark safety resource for New Hampshire beachgoers

Brian Yurasits | SSC Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager
Seacoast Science Center has teamed up with New Hampshire Sea Grant, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and Shoals Marine Laboratory to create a comprehensive guide about sharks in New Hampshire.
Following the state of Maine’s first-ever fatal great white

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Sharks, Seals, and a Healthy Ocean Ecosystem

 
Brian Yurasits | Marine Mammal Rescue Community Outreach Manager
This week Maine experienced its first-ever fatal great white shark attack, leaving many New England residents shocked and in search of answers. While we aren’t shark experts here at Seacoast Science Center, our Marine Mammal Rescue Team offers unique insight into the complicated dance between

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Seacoast Science Center’s new exhibits show beauty of oceans, threats to them

Karen Dandurant | [email protected]
View on seacoastonline.com
Published January 25, 2020 at 5:31 PM

RYE -Seacoast Science Center opened two new, interactive exhibitions, Restoring Reefs and NH Beaches, on Saturday and visitors were delighted.
Randy Philbrook of Portsmouth said his family are SSC members and they came Saturday to check out the new additions to one of their favorite places.
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Partners Bank donates $10K to Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, location of Bank’s newest branch

 
SANFORD, Maine—Partners Bank is proud to announce its designation as a Platinum Sponsor of Seacoast Science Center—a Rye-based nonprofit marine science education organization—with a donation of $10,000.
Located in New Hampshire’s Odiorne Point State Park, Seacoast Science Center is committed to inspiring conservation and bringing restorative, positive change to our environment through interactive learning

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Adventures of an Early Riser

by Ron Watson | Ron Watson Photography | [email protected]
 
I have always been an early riser. The first rays of sun peeking over the horizon fill my being with excitement. Many who retire sleep in after years of rising early to start the work day. NOT Me, I wake up earlier. I want to be on

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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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