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about 500 gray seals swimming in the ocean A subset of approximately 500 gray seals swimming 5 miles offshore of Chatham. Image collected under MMPA research permit #17355. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries/Allison Henry, NEFSC. Check out the full-size image here!

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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.


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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