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Welcome to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

guy on clock Sep 14-18: 2015 Northeast Groundfish Operational Assessments: Peer Review Meeting, Clark Conference Room, Woods Hole MA
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The country’'s oldest marine aquarium, the Woods Hole Science Aquarium displays approximately 140 species of creatures, and features touch tanks and seal feedings.
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Many of our employees have been recognized for outstanding achievements.
Image of the Week
boy making a face through tiger shark jaw The Woods Hole Science Stroll on August 9th was both fun and educational. This tiger shark jaw, provided by the Apex Predators Program at the Narragansett Laboratory, was a popular photo opportunity. Photo by Shelley Dawicki, NEFSC/NOAA.
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Fish and Fisheries
bluefin tuna
Current information for the species we study the most intensively. Learn more >>
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
We conduct research for the management of protected species off the US northeast coast. Learn more >>
Food from the Sea
We make information and data available to fishers and seafood consumers. Learn more >>
People and the Sea
sorting fish
Scientists, fishing folks, mariners, and more rely on the sea for their livelihood. Learn more >>
The Ocean Realm
We study resources and habitats from the deepest waters to the coastline. Learn more >>
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