Northwest Fisheries Science Center

For Educators

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts research that helps keep our ocean and coastal communities healthy and safe. We study organisms as tiny as bacteria and phytoplankton and as large as orcas and sharks. Many of our scientists study endangered or threatened species (like salmon or rockfish) and their habitats. Explore the following education pages to learn more about current marine and fisheries research happening in the Pacific Northwest and bring NOAA's marine and fisheries science into your classroom with lesson plans, curricula, and other useful resources.