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Protected Species Research in the Northeast

We study the distribution, ecological relationships, and human interactions of protected species in the Northeast.


We conduct research on whales and dolphins, seals, sea birds, marine turtles, and endangered fish species that live or migrate off the coast of the northeastern United States. We look at their distribution, ecological relationships, and human interactions. This science helps to ensure the preservation of these species for future generations.

Research Areas

From flying in the sky to listening at the bottom of the ocean, we engage in science for conservation in the following programs:

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on May 03, 2021