marine animals

#OceanRunnerNH: Crackly Crabs

Ocean Runner Nichole learns all about how crabs, like the green crabs show in this video, shed their exoskeletons when they outgrow them and how their new, hard shell is formed, from Seacoast Science Center Naturalist Nikki Annelli.
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Happy 4th, Pup!

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Happy 4th of July from this cute little harbor seal pup! He is just one of 3 harbor seal weanlings that the team has responded to this holiday weekend. As these pups, only about a month old, begin to figure out life on their own… we

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Snowplow the Humpback Whale

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Warning: These are graphic photos documenting the necropsy of Snowplow, a 45 foot, 18 year old humpback whale who died at sea and washed ashore in Rye.
Our New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue team worked tirelessly for 3 days to help coordinate this response with our

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Video Explaining Snowplow’s Necropsy

 
So many of you are asking for more information about Snowplow. Here is a link to new video shot at the scene and the latest statement from Ashley Stokes, Coordinator for New Hampshire Marine Mammal Rescue:
“Externally, there were no signs that showed what may have happened to this young whale, and Humpbacks are

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Deceased Humpback Whale on Rye Beach

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
As you have likely heard by now, our team has been very busy with a deceased 45 foot female humpback whale that washed ashore this morning at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye. We were able to access the animal at low tide to take measurements

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#OceanRunnerNH: Moon Jellies at the Atlantic Grill

 
Ocean Runner Nichole and her running partner, Susan Labrie of the Atlantic Grill, learn more about the moon jellyfish in the tank at Atlantic Grill from Seacoast Science Center Aquarist Rob Royer.
The Atlantic Grill is located at 5 Pioneer Rd, Rye, NH. Learn about their fabulous venue and check out their menu at www.theatlanticgrill.com.
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#OceanRunnerNH: Little blobs on the beach (comb jellies)

Ocean Runner Nichole spots little gelatinous blobs when running on the beach. Suspecting that they are a type of jellyfish, she goes to Seacoast Science Center Naturalist Anna for answers. She learns that they are not jellyfish at all, but comb jellies, a species belonging to the Ctenophora phylum, that live in marine waters worldwide.

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Seahorses: The Super Dads of the Sea

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England
Father’s Day is a great time to thank all the dads out there who step up their game for life’s most important job! Inarguably, the most notable dad in the animal kingdom, the seahorse, has some pretty unique traits that qualify them for the

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Seal Armstrong’s Release

 
Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Team Coordinator
Yesterday afternoon while we were down in MA checking in on Amelia Sealheart (our harbor seal pup we posted the update on last night), we were also down there for another very special reason: Seal Armstrong, the grey seal pup that we rescued on February

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The Horseshoe Crab: A Living Dinosaur

Ashley Breault | Marketing Intern | Ocean Studies and Communications Student at University of New England

Horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, are one of the many fascinating ocean animals you can find in the marsh of Odiorne Point State Park, right outside the doors of the Seacoast Science Center. Despite their name, horseshoe crabs are

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