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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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Image of the Week
Woods Hole village aerial shot Woods Hole village as seen from the NOAA Twin Otter as the aircraft headed for a right whale aerial survey of Rhode Island Sound on April 28, 2016. Although no right whales were seen, many whales have been spotted in other surveys, as reported on the NEFSC Field Science Blog. NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter is visible at the bottom center, right. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Christin Khan
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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
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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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