There are a lot of Protected Species. In our office we focus on marine mammals, sea turtles, sea birds, and corals. Click here for a complete list of protected species under NMFS jurisdiction. These species are those which are protected under a variety of US statutes. It is important to study these protected species to assess their population status and form management plans for their recovery. For more information on the specific science, click on the corresponding group below.

whale spoutMarine Mammals


loggerheadSea Turtles




Lisa WeddingCorals


Atlantic Salmon SmoltFishes


Boyd AnemoneOther Species