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Oculina Habitat Area of Particular Concern

Learn more about the Oculina habitat area and the work NOAA Fisheries is doing there.

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NARW #3720 and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01.
A map showing turtle effigy and turtle carcass drift track comparison. A map showing turtle effigy and turtle carcass drift track comparison. The reasoning behind using effigies was to develop a product that mimicked how a sea turtle carcass drifts in order to repeat the study in other locations without the use of actual sea turtle carcasses. Here you can see an effigy follows the same drift pattern as two sea turtle carcasses.