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Welcome to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center

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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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Many of our employees have been recognized for outstanding achievements.
Image of the Week
Atlantic white-beaked dolphins
A small pod of Atlantic white-beaked dolphins spotted during a recent aerial marine mammal survey on the NOAA Twin Otter. This species is not seen very often in the NEFSC's usual survey areas. Photo by Heather Nicotri, NEFSC/NOAA, under MMPA Research permit number 1058-1733-01
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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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