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      NCCOS scientists necropsy pygmy killer whales to determine the cause of death. The forensics
      program specializes in DNA-based species identification of samples ranging in quality from
      fresh tissue to bone, baleen, dried fins, cooked meat, eggs, and trace evidence such as blood
      spatter, fish slime, or medicinal ingredients.
NCCOS scientists necropsy pygmy killer whales to determine the cause of death. The forensics program specializes in DNA-based species identification of samples ranging in quality from fresh tissue to bone, baleen, dried fins, cooked meat, eggs, and trace evidence such as blood spatter, fish slime, or medicinal ingredients.

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.

Most of our products (publications, datasets, maps, imagery, and so forth) are linked through the individual project pages, available through our Projects Explorer. Our publications may also be found in our Publications Explorer.

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