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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (UN): Fishlex

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International Maritime Bureau

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Federal Maritime Commission

- NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association

- United States Coast Guard

- NOAA Fisheries Service: Northeast Regional Office

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U.S. Navy

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National Marine Fisheries Service


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MARINE SCIENCE/MARITIME RESEARCH CENTERS/UNIVERSITIES

- Miami University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

- Scripps Institute of Oceanography: A leader in ocean research and public education in the marine sciences

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Right Whale Listening Network (Cornell University): Listen to a whale, check out where the latest right whale spotting occurred and learn more about these threatened ocean giants.

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Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean: A collaboration between NOAA and the University of Washington to study climate, the ocean and fishery science

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Whale Center of New England: Based in Gloucester, Mass.; focuses on whale research, education and conservation


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MARITIME RESOURCES

- National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library: A searchable database of high res still images and video of the planet’s oceans and the marine life they contain.

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Google Oceans:Google has mapped the world's oceans.

- Massachusetts Tide Charts

- Globefish, a unit of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is a resource for information on international fishing.

- MarineMap.org assists organizations that map the oceanographic, biological, geological, chemical, and human dimensions of the ocean and coastal areas.

- Marine Life Protection Act Initiative: A California state directive to designate, manage and protect marine life and habitats, marine ecosystems and marine natural heritage

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Vessel Traffic and Positions: The Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean in Greece has launched a project to track ships at sea.

- Fishbase is an impressive database with information on more than 31,200 species of fish.


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MARITIME BLOGS

- Casco Bay Boaters is a comprehensive resource for boating in Maine. Along with maritime-related news, the site includes a wealth of useful links ranging from lobster festivals to amusing blogs to weather and boating conditions in the Gulf of Maine.

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Good Morning Gloucester: A daily blog of “life on the dock” in and around Gloucester, Mass.

- Sea Fever: A blog for all things maritime. Check it out to explore maritime culture through the eyes of founder Peter Mello, former executive director of American Sail Training Association


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MARITIME/MARINE SCIENCE/CONSERVATION NON-PROFITS

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National Week of the Ocean: Set aside some time to honor, protect and learn about the ocean.

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Sailors for the Sea: A boston-based non-profit dedicated to promoting awareness about the need to protect the world's oceans.

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Pacific Science Center

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Massachusetts Ocean Partnership: A public-private collaborative effort to manage and protect the coastal ocean waters in the state.

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Shifting Baselines: Common Sense for the Ocean

- Blue Ocean Institute: A conservation organization founded by MacArthur Prize-winning scientist/author Dr. Carl Safina and Mercédès Lee

- Boston Harbor Association

- Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

- Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

- The Great Garbage Patch: Learn about the mass of plastic and other trash that is plaguing the Pacific Ocean.

- The American Sail Training Association (ASTA)

- The American Oceans Campaign/Oceana


JUST FOR FUN

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J Class Yachts The Web site for the J Class Association