Marine Mammal Research

The U.S. Navy is a world leader in marine mammal research. Our marine mammal research program includes an extensive program of basic research and exploratory development at the Office of Naval Research, as well as the Navy’s Living Marine Resources applied research program, managed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Both programs are focused on delivering the data and technologies needed by Navy and others to minimize potential risks to marine mammals from human activities like military training.

The Navy Living Marine Resources applied science program includes the following areas: