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      NCCOS scientists prepare for benthic sample collection at Cook Inlet, Alaska. Sampling and
      studying communities of small invertebrates that live in the sediment contributes to a more
      complete picture of the water body’s health.
NCCOS scientists prepare for benthic sample collection at Cook Inlet, Alaska. Sampling and studying communities of small invertebrates that live in the sediment contributes to a more complete picture of the water body’s health.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.