What is marine forensic science?

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The NOAA Marine Forensics Program is the only laboratory in the country dedicated to the forensic analysis of marine species.
The group'€™s mission began in the 1970s when congress passed a series of acts that protect fisheries, marine mammals, and endangered species. The problem then arose of how to enforce these new laws. Without the fins, scales, and heads attached, it was impossible for NOAA agents to tell if the samples they came across were from regulated species.

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