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Welcome To Marine CSI

Welcome To Marine CSI

The Marine Conservation Science Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. MCSI is founded on the belief that focused research can make a difference in how we view and manage our marine resources. We are committed to working towards the goal of sustainable fisheries and a healthy marine environment for future generations to enjoy. WHAT’S NEW At The Marine Conservation Science...

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White Shark

White Shark

Very few animals generate the mixture of fascination and terror as the great white shark. Unfortunately, the terror-associated, anti-shark sentiment has led to the unnecessary slaughter of many animals. White sharks have been listed for international protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) Appendix II and were listed as...

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Offield Center Billfish Studies

Offield Center Billfish Studies

The Offield Center for Billfish Studies has been conducting groundbreaking research on marlin species since 2000 and has grown into the largest billfish program in the world with over 450 satellite popup tags deployed on marlin around the globe. Paxson Offield was instrumental in developing MCSI’s largest research program, the The Offield Center for Billfish Studies (OCBS). OCBS has been...

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Channel Islands Tracking

Channel Islands Tracking

From 2000 to 2006 Dr. Michael Domeier and scientists with the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research performed an involved study of the movements of the giant sea bass, Stereolepis gigas, and white seabass, Atractoscion nobilis, in the California Channel Islands. This study utilized one of the largest acoustic receiver arrays in the world, encompassing five of the Channel Islands and three...

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