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Marine Biology Laboratories, Institutes & Graduate Programs

Support the MarineBio Conservation SocietyThe study of marine biology often requires hands on work in a laboratory setting. There are many marine labs in the US and around the globe with a variety of research topics and resources. Some are afflilated with one or more universities, and some are departments within a university. Contact us if you have any comments, changes or additions.

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US West Coast

Blakely Island Field Station, Washington
Bodega Marine Laboratory
Friday Harbor Laboratories
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport Oregon
Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL)
Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University
Long Marine Lab (of UC Santa Cruz)
Marine Science Institute (USCB)
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center Santa Cruz Lab
Oceanic Institute (Hawai'i Pacific University affiliate)
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
Romberg-Tiburon Lab of SF State University
School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology Hawaii
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Shannon Point Marine Center, W. Washington State
University of Washington - College of Ocean and Fishery Science
West Coast & Polar Regions Undersea Research Center
Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies, Univ. of Southern California

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

US East Coast

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Science, University of South Carolina
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine
Center for Marine Science and Technology North Carolina
Chesapeake Biological Lab, University of Maryland
Darling Marine Center, University of Maine
Duke University Marine Laboratory
Five Colleges Coastal and Marine Science Program - Amherst MA region
Florida State University, Edward Ball Marine Laboratory
Grice Marine Biological Laboratory, College of Charleston, SC
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland
Marine Institute University of Georgia
Marine Sciences Program at Avery Point - University of Connecticut
Marine Sciences Program, University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill
Medical University of South Carolina - Marine Biomedicine and Env. Sci.
Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB) National Undersea Research Center
Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab, Maine
National Undersea Research Center for the North Atlantic and Great Lakes (NURC-NA&GL)
NOAA's Undersea Research Center at UNCW
Pew Institute for Ocean Science
Pew Institute for Ocean Science Pew Fellowships Program
Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Shoals Marine Laboratory
South Carolina - Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research
Stony Brook, Marine Sciences Research Center
University of South Florida - College of Marine Science
University of Maine - School of Marine Sciences
University of Maryland - MEES Graduate Program
University of South Carolina - Marine Science Graduate Program
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Sea Education Association

US Gulf Coast & the Caribbean

Carribean Marine Research Center, Lee Stocking Island
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Alabama
Gulf Coast Research Lab, Univ. of S. Mississippi
Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida
National Association of Marine Labs
National Marine Fisheries Laboratory - Galveston
Texas A&M Marine Biology Research & Graduate Studies
University of Puerto Rico, Dept. of Marine Sciences
University of Texas, Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas

Outside of the US

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
Australian Antarctic Division
Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Cawthron Institute of New Zealand - Specializing in Aquaculture
CSIRO Marine Research - Australia
Dalhousie: Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) | Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW)
Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Biology, Univ. of Bergen, Norway
Dominica - Institute of Tropical Marine Ecology
Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory, Jamaica, West Indies
Hofstra University Marine Lab, Jamaica, West Indies
Huntsman Marine Lab, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
IAEA Marine Environmental Studies Laboratory (MESL), Monaco
Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Ocean Sciences Centre, Canada
Millport - University Marine Biological Station, Scotland
NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), New Zealand
Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
SAMS, Scottish Association for Marine Science - Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Sweden
Unis: Norwegian University Consortium on Svalbard in the Arctic
University of Copenhagen Marine Biological Laboratory
Research - Marine Science and Technology - University of Newcastle, UK
University of Wales, Bangor, School of Ocean Sciences

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