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Not all animals in national marine sanctuaries live in the water.

This week, we’re celebrating Bird Week, dedicated to the many species of birds that live in and migrate through our national marine sanctuaries.

Birds are among the most visible elements of biodiversity in the marine environment. By tracking bird populations, scientists can better understand the state and health of the marine ecosystems that our communities and economies depend on.

Check out more of the National Marine Sanctuary System’s feathered friends in our video:

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