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Western Fisheries Research Center
Our WFRC scientists work from four locations in two western states. Laboratories are located in Seattle, on Marrowstone Island, in the Columbia River Gorge, WA, and in Klamath Falls, OR. The Center is engaged in biological research on critical natural resource issues facing the nation. Our research includes work in habitats that encompass rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries and marine environments.