Marrowstone Marine Field Station (MMFS)


Research at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station (MMFS) addresses marine ecosystem health concerns, with particular emphasis on infectious and parasitic diseases that affect wild marine and anadromous fishes.

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The Marrowstone Marine Field Station is located near Nordland, Washington at the northern tip of Marrowstone Island in northwest Puget Sound. The scientific effort at the MMFS is currently focused on marine ecosystem health, and the largest program area currently involves marine fish health research.

Paul Hershberger, Station Leader, USGS MMFS

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Marrowstone Marine Field Station.