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Welcome to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

guy on clockSeptember 27-28, 2014
Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford, Mass.
Visit Our Aquarium!

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
Ellen O'Donnell in bubble window of Twin Otter
Former NOAA Teach at Sea Ellen O'Donnell looks out the bubble window of the NOAA Twin Otter aircraft. Read the full story here. Photo credit: Allison Henry, 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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