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      NCCOS researchers capture dolphins to assess their health. Because people eat the same seafood
      as dolphins, making these critical food web connections with species at the top of the marine
      food chain is essential to better understand risks to the health of communities living along the
      coast.
NCCOS researchers capture dolphins to assess their health. Because people eat the same seafood as dolphins, making these critical food web connections with species at the top of the marine food chain is essential to better understand risks to the health of communities living along the coast.

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.