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The center’s staff of about 100 conducts scientific research throughout the United States and in international waters to describe and understand the processes shaping coastal ecosystems, such as dunes, beaches, salt marshes, and lakes, and marine ecosystems, like the continental shelf and the deep sea. 

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Coastal Ecosystem Science

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Capabilities

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Ocean/Marine Ecosystem Science

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Coastal Change

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Hazards

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Ocean Resources

FAQs

I recovered a bird band with illegible numbers. How can I get the band etched so I can read and report the numbers?

Most bird bands are made of an aluminum alloy and have unique numbers engraved. These numbers can wear off with time to the point that one or more numbers become illegible. The time that it takes for a bird band number to wear off depends on the habits of that bird species and the amount of time that it spends in the water. For instance, a band on a Mallard might wear off one number in 6 to 8...

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I recovered a bird band with illegible numbers. How can I get the band etched so I can read and report the numbers?

Most bird bands are made of an aluminum alloy and have unique numbers engraved. These numbers can wear off with time to the point that one or more numbers become illegible. The time that it takes for a bird band number to wear off depends on the habits of that bird species and the amount of time that it spends in the water. For instance, a band on a Mallard might wear off one number in 6 to 8...

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What functions are available in the Bander Portal for bird banders?

Use the Bander Portal to:View and update your contact information,List subpermittees, band inventory, and locations associated with your permit,Order bands and confirm bands as received,Request transferral of bands TO your permit or FROM your permit to another permit,Define which menu options subpermitees have permission to access,View tables of valid codes for various banding data fields (e.g...

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What functions are available in the Bander Portal for bird banders?

Use the Bander Portal to:View and update your contact information,List subpermittees, band inventory, and locations associated with your permit,Order bands and confirm bands as received,Request transferral of bands TO your permit or FROM your permit to another permit,Define which menu options subpermitees have permission to access,View tables of valid codes for various banding data fields (e.g...

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How can I get bird banding and encounter data from the Bird Banding Laboratory?

Banding and encounter data are available for research purposes. Individual banding data records exist electronically starting in 1960. Pre-1960 banding data are available only for birds that have been encountered. Individual encounter data are available from 1913. To make a data request go to the Banding and Encounter Data page.

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How can I get bird banding and encounter data from the Bird Banding Laboratory?

Banding and encounter data are available for research purposes. Individual banding data records exist electronically starting in 1960. Pre-1960 banding data are available only for birds that have been encountered. Individual encounter data are available from 1913. To make a data request go to the Banding and Encounter Data page.

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