Part 2, Sec. 2C14
Human Activities - Research and Education

14. Research and Education

Several research and educational institutions or agencies conduct activities in the vicinity of Stellwagen Bank. These activities are largely focused on living resources of the Bank, and involve both on-site and off-site programs. In addition to living resources, scientific inquiry has also been directed at physical processes of the overall Gulf of Maine. The public's interest in understanding living and non-living resources of the Gulf of Maine has more recently fostered the expansion of educational/interpretive activities by several organizations.

Among agencies, institutions, or organizations which have conducted research and educational projects related to or in the area of Stellwagen Bank are: U.S. Department of the Army (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of Massachusetts, University of Rhode Island, New England Aquarium, Atlantic Cetacean Research Center, Center for Coastal Studies, Center for Marine Conservation, Cetacean Research Unit, Conservation Law Foundation, International Wildlife Coalition, Manomet Bird Observatory, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Marine Biological Laboratory, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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