Marine Species Research and Monitoring

In its role as an environmental steward, the Navy strives to minimize the potential impacts of naval activities on the marine environment while still achieving its mission to train, equip, and maintain capable Sailors. The Navy invests in scientific research and collects data on the presence and behavior of marine species in areas where it trains and conducts tests to determine whether naval activities are impacting species, and if so, how.

For more information about the Navy’s Marine Species Monitoring Program, please visit the Navy’s Marine Species Monitoring Program website, and view the Program brochure and video about research and monitoring efforts in Hawaii and Southern California.

Photo provided by Roxanne Parker, taken under National Marine Fisheries Service permit no. 14856 issued to Dr. Bruce Mate
Hydrophone image provided by John Hildenbrand
National Oceanic and Atmospheric permit no. 642-1536-03
issued to Joseph Mobley of HDR