ocean health

#OceanRunnerNH: Bye Bye Balloons

Did you know that mylar balloons never biodegrade, and latex balloons take approximately five years to break down? Sea creatures often mistake balloons for a meal, and oftentimes, ingesting one is fatal. In the past ten years, the number of balloons in the marine environment has tripled. Ocean Runner Nichole encourages using alternatives to balloons,

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#OceanRunnerNH: Hampton Beach Pick-up Patrol

SSC’s Ocean Runner Nichole chats with Marilyn MacIntosh of Hampton, NH, who walks the Hampton Beach every morning, picking up trash along the way. But Marilyn does more that remove debris; she recycles and repurposes as much of what she picks up as possible. Find out how her work is making a big difference

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Great Bay Strategy Oil Boom Deployment Exercise

Today three Marine Mammal Rescue Team staff members went out on the water with members of the NH Department of Environmental Services, Coast Guard, and a number of contractors, for the annual Great Bay Strategy Oil Boom Deployment Exercise. This exercise is run each fall, to practice the implementation of putting out booms in the event

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Ocean Acidification or Osteoporosis of the Sea?

Kate Leavitt  |  SSC Director of Mission Invitiatives
If you are unclear about what ocean acidification is and question if it’s occurring in the Gulf of Maine, you are not alone. I teach ocean acidification programs at the Seacoast Science Center and will walk you through the science, the implications for our ocean and for

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NH Delegates Unanimously Support the Northeast Ocean Plan

Wendy Lull  |  SSC President
On Thursday, July 14th, the entire New Hampshire Congressional delegation once again championed our state’s ocean, coasts, and maritime economy by universally signing onto a bipartisan letter of support, applauding the release of the draft Northeast Ocean Plan, and New England’s continued leadership in ocean planning.
The Ocean Conservancy spread-headed

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#OceanRunnerNH: Color Run Fun

Ocean Runner Nichole and friends just completed The Color Run, held in South Portland, Maine on June 26, 2016, and she shares the answer to question she had: is the color in The Color Run safe for us and the environment? Watch this short video to find out.

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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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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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Nation’s First Regional Ocean Plan

Wendy Lull  |  SSC President
Three and a half years in the making, the nation’s first regional ocean plan, a plan for the northeast, has been released. The Seacoast Science Center has been tracking the process as the first NH member of the New England Ocean Action Network from the start. I am looking forward

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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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