Citizen Science

Help Identify and Track Tagged Marine Animals

Have you seen a marine animal in the natural environment? Perhaps one with unique markings or exhibiting an interesting behavior? Maybe you've seen one that has been tagged by scientists.

The Marine Animal Identification Network (MAIN) provides information on tagged animals (primarily seals) and a database of sightings. The site is intended to make it easy for citizens to report their marine animal sightings, and in the process to learn more about their activities and to help develop a scientific database for further study.

» Visit the MAIN site

Where is she now?

Follow Gracie, an adult gray seal tagged in Chatham, Ma June 2013. She was
tagged by many collaborators of NASRC in partnership with NEFSC and
Wheelock College/Whalenet

Last updated: September 8, 2014