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      Researchers capture and count grass shrimp every month at Shipyard Creek, Charleston, South
      Carolina. Keeping tabs on their numbers helps assess the health of salt-marsh ecosystems.
Researchers capture and count grass shrimp every month at Shipyard Creek, Charleston, South Carolina. Keeping tabs on their numbers helps assess the health of salt-marsh ecosystems.

NCCOS provides research, scientific information and tools to help balance the Nation's ecological, social and economic goals. The research and tools we provide are central to addressing coastal issues raised in legislation and NOAA's priorities. We also provide the research necessary for communities to develop effective and sustainable management of their resources.

Some of our existing tools include, but are not limited to the following: