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