marine animals

Northern Rock Barnacles Feeding

Northern Rock Barnacles (Balanus balanoides) are crustaceans that attach themselves permanently to a hard substrate. They begin life as free swimming larvae and when it comes to settle, they “glue” their heads to hard surfaces, such as rocks, ships, pilings, and other hard-surfaced animals. Shell plates form to enclose the shrimp-like larvae that grow throughout

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#OceanRunnerNH Introduces the Seacoast Science Center’s new Video Blog

Seacoast Science Center’s Nichole Rutherford introduces the new #OceanRunnerNH Video Blog. Follow the Ocean Runner as she runs along the coast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine to raise awareness of our ocean environment and promote ocean health. Filled with questions about what she sees along the way, the Ocean Runner looks to her

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Rare Orange Lobster Molting

Watch an American Lobster’s (Homarus americanus) molting is this sped-up video, narrated by Seacoast Science Center Aquarist Rob Royer.
This rare orange lobster was in one of our tanks when we spotted it beginning to molt. Because it is more vulnerable to predation when it sheds its hard exoskeleton, we moved it to safety during

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Common Dolphin Strands

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This morning we responded to our first dolphin of the year. This deceased adult male Common Dolphin was spotted by construction workers building a sea wall, at Plaice Cove in Hampton. It’s hard to say what led to his demise, because externally he looked good overall.

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Seal Armstrong, back at ya!

Seal Armstrong, looks much healthier after being cared for at the National Marine Life Center, but he still needs to learn how to eat fish and put on the pounds! Remember, we can only save the seals with your help! Please make your tax-deductible donation to help save the seals today.

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Pumpkin the harbor seal released!

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We have some great news to share with you today: our last remaining seal from the 2015 season that has been receiving care from our friends at Mystic Aquarium, is getting released today! Pumpkin, the juvenile harbor seal was rescued from Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA on September 15th,

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A Tough Winter for Ice Seals

BATH, Maine (WLBZ2 NEWS CENTER)Ice seals typically migrate south from Canada and spend winters in the icy waters off the coast of Maine.This winter, though, has been anything but typical and it’s affecting the animals’ health.The migratory seals eat snow and ice to stay hydrated, especially as they get ready to make the long trip

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A Happy Harp Seal

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
We are happy to share that the harp seal that we monitored all day yesterday behind a residence in Rye, that the homeowners had nicknamed “Harpo” returned to the water early this morning.
 
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Cuteness Alert! Seal Armstrong Update

Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
Our little guy, Seal Armstrong, rescued Feb. 21, is being well cared for at the National Marine Life Center. His next hurdle is learning how to eat on his own! Photo by of National Marine Life Center.
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First Seal Rescue of 2016

 
Ashley Stokes  |  NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
This past weekend the MMRT had it’s first report of a gray seal pup in 2016. This adorable little guy was spotted in Fort Stark (New Castle, NH) way above the high tide line and close to the dirt parking lot on Saturday morning (February 20th). Despite being

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