• Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium

What We Do

The North Atlantic Seal Research Consortium (NASRC) believes that healthy populations of all marine resources including fishes, seals, whales, and other species are important components of healthy marine ecosystems. We are committed to providing answers to questions about seal populations by using comprehensive research data and analysis.

 

Research

Research

Our overall research goals are to improve our understanding of the ecological role of seals. This encompasses a vast array of disciplines and partnerships with research conducted through the consortium itself as well as by determining data gaps and aiding collaborative approaches to solving issues.   MORE...

Education



The consortium aims to be a trusted resource for accurate information to address many of the complex issues involving seals in the region by providing knowledge based resources, holding workshops and conferences, participating in community outreach events and by supporting student internships.  MORE...

Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Have you seen a tag? A uniquely marked individual? An interesting behavior? Or maybe you are not quite sure what it is you saw? The Marine Animal Identification Network provides information on tagged animals (primarily seals) and a database of sightings.  MORE..Mandate

To improve our understanding of the ecological role of seals in the northeast U.S. This will be accomplished through coordinated research efforts, sharing of data, collaboration amongst all stakeholders, a concentrated effort to gain knowledge, and public outreach. The consortium will include scientists (NGOs, universities, state and federal government), fishing community (commercial and recreational), and anyone who shares an interest.

Mission

Working collaboratively to improve our understanding of the ecological role of seals in the Northwest Atlantic.