ocean education

Thoughts from a New Volunteer

by Laurie Cesati | Volunteer
What I really wanted to be when I grew up was a dolphin trainer (or sea lion trainer or marine biologist or you get the idea – something related to the oceans and marine life). For a variety of reasons, my career path took me in a very different direction

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Seahorse Courtship

Lined Seahorses (Hippocampus erectus) mate for life and are monogamous. The male typically courts the female for several days before mating. Females produce eggs and deposit them in the male’s pouch, where he incubates them for approximately 21 days. Uniquely, the male gives birth to the young and can have 100-1,000 babies at one time!
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Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with Inquiry

Kate Leavitt | Director of Mission
Kate earned a Master of Arts degree in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program in December 2018. As part of her studies, she conducted research on inquiry-based learning based at the Seacoast Science Center. Kate’s research report, Touch Tank Scientists: Diving Deeper with

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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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Seacoast Science Center Staff Members Earn Masters degrees in Biology

Heidi Duncanson | Development and Communications Coordinator
Two staff members at the Seacoast Science Center (SSC) have recently earned Master of Arts degrees in Biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly and its Global Field Program. The Center’s Director of Mission Kate Leavitt and School & Group Program Manager Sarah Perez have both completed two

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Findings show minke whale died of entanglement in fishing gear

By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent
October 18. 2018 11:11PM

A dead minke whale washed up on Jenness State Beach last month. Findings show died due to entanglement in legal fishing gear. (Jason Schreiber/Correspondent)
RYE — Preliminary results of a necropsy have found that a minke whale that washed up on Jenness State Beach last

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Working Underwater Exhibit Open at Seacoast Science Center

 
 
A new exhibit titled Working Underwater is now open at Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, giving visitors a glimpse into the challenging world of undersea exploration and engineering.
The Working Underwater exhibit, located adjacent to the Center’s Gulf of Maine Hall, covers historic milestones in diving’s technological development, from ancient free divers

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Minke whale found dead at Jenness Beach

Elizabeth Dinan
seacoastonline.com

Posted Sep 17, 2018 at 12:57 PM. Updated Sep 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM. 

 

RYE — A juvenile minke whale was found dead at Jenness Beach Monday morning and environmental professionals are calling the death part of a larger trend.
Police Chief Kevin Walsh said the whale was found at about 6 a.m. by

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Scientists eye influenza, pollution in spike in seal deaths

By Amanda Getchell
newburyportnews.com
Aug 22, 2018

As the number of dead or stranded live seals washing up along the coast from northern Massachusetts to southern Maine continues to increase dramatically, marine mammal experts are considering influenza or environmental pollution as potential explanations.
Although there is no definitive cause for the uptick in seal deaths

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Moon Jellies

Moon jellies, like the ones on exhibit at the Seacoast Science Center, are found off the New England shore and in the ocean world-wide. Naturalist Nikki presents an overview of how they move, eat, and more.
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