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Estuary Ecosystem Spotlight: Great Bay

 
Guest post by Jeff Barnum | Great Bay-Piscataqua Waterkeeper for the Conservation Law Foundation
Great Bay, in coastal New Hampshire, is one of only 28 ecosystems in the U.S. to be designated as an ‘estuary of national significance,’ so we are spotlighting one of the challenges the bay is facing: loss of eelgrass. Jeff Barnum took SSC staff members out on

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Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team Participates in Full Scale Oil Spill Exercise

 
Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
 
Earlier this month, four members of our staff participated in a major environmental drill involving two dozen federal, state and local agencies and industrial partners.* The Northern New England Oil Spill Full Scale Exercise was held by NH Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) to prepare

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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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#OceanRunnerNH: World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean

Ocean Runner Nichole gives a quick recap of the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation’s World Ocean’s Day Run for the Ocean 5K, held on June 4th, 2016.

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#OceanRunnerNH: Salt Marsh Ecology 101

What is that funky smell? Why is the salt marsh such an important habitat? SSC Naturalist Nikki fills Ocean Runner Nichole in on salt marsh basics.
 

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SSC to host Ocean Planning Film and Panel Discussion

A special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and panel discussion about how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities.
Ocean enthusiasts and community members are invited to attend the screening of Green Fire Production’s film, The Great Bear Sea. The film will be followed by a

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#OceanRunnerNH: Skip the Plastic

Ocean Runner Nichole is always finding discarded plastic bags as she runs along the beach. These types of bags can be deadly when ingested by marine animals. A great way to keep these bags off the beach and out of the water is to always take reusable tote bags with you for shopping, beach

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Harp Seal makes Springtime Stop

Ashley Stokes | NH Marine Mammal Rescue Coordinator
Yesterday, we responded to reports of a live seal on the beach in front of Seaside Village in North Hampton. We assumed it would be a harbor seal pup, but were surprised to find a male juvenile harp seal! Harp seals are a winter visitor of ours,

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Harbor Seal Pupping Season is Underway!

Harbor seals bear their young during the months of May and June. As a result, the chance of seeing seals on our beaches, and more specifically seal pups, increases. If you see a seal on the beach, it is important to keep back and call the Seacoast Science Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue (MMR) hotline

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SSC launches Ocean Runner video blog series

Bringing together her love of ocean education and beach running, the Seacoast Science Center’s Development Director Nichole Rutherford, of York, Maine, is hosting a year-long video blog series that offers expert answers to common questions about coastal ecosystems. Dubbed the Ocean Runner, Nichole will appear in weekly video blogs tackling subjects from tides and

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