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Our Centers and Laboratories


      Field studies, such as this one in Leadenwah Creek in South Carolina, examine sediments for the
      distribution and concentration of over 100 chemical contaminants. We also assess the condition
      of bottom-dwelling invertebrates to create a comprehensive picture of the habitat's health.
Field studies, such as this one in Leadenwah Creek in South Carolina, examine sediments for the distribution and concentration of over 100 chemical contaminants. We also assess the condition of bottom-dwelling invertebrates to create a comprehensive picture of the habitat'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.