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ocean surface drifter in water An ocean surface drifter made by Falmouth (MA) High School students. The drifter was deployed from the F/V Kathy Ann May 19 in the Mid-Atlantic Bight off the Virginia coast. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas. Follow the drifter (#165430702) on its travels »

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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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Fish and Fisheries
bluefin tuna
Current information for the species we study the most intensively. Learn more »
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles
dolphins
We conduct research for the management of protected species off the US northeast coast. Learn more »
Food from the Sea
salmon
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
tunicate
We study resources and habitats from the deepest waters to the coastline. Learn more »
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