Marine Labs, Institutions, and Aquaria

This is a list of a few of the many marine labs, institutes, and aquariums found throughout the world. If there are any links you would like to see added, please:

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 Marine Labs & Institutions - Canada
 Marine Labs & Institutions - West Coast United States
 Marine Labs & Institutions - East Coast United States
 Marine Labs & Institutions - International

Marine Labs and Institutions

 Project Seahorse - Worldwide seahorse conservation project
 Bedford Institute of Oceanography - Canada's largest centre for ocean research!
 Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre - Located in on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BMSC runs research, university teaching and public education programs for all ages.
 Huntsman Marine Science Center
 Institute of Ocean Sciences, B.C.
 Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C.
 Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
 Malaspina University College: offers diploma and university degree programs, check out the links below:

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USA - West Coast
Oregon State University - in Corvallis, Oregon OSU has very strong programs in oceanography, marine biology, and fisheries and wildlife.
California State University - Long Beach, California
Smithsonian Institution (Ocean Planet Exhibition) - An amazing web site packed full of useful information. Lots of pictures, so it takes a while to download.
Friday Harbor Laboratories - in the Puget Sound region of eastern North Pacific
Blakely Island Field Station - in the San Juan Islands of northwestern Washington State
Shannon Point Marine Center - in Puget Sound Basin, Washington
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center - A non-profit, community organization formed exclusively for educational and scientific purposes to promote and encourage a greater understanding of the marine and aquatic sciences.
Hatfield Marine Science Center - in Newport, Oregon on the Yaquina Bay estuary
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology - in Charleston, Oregon at the mouth of Coos Bay
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories - in Monterey Bay, California
Hopkins Marine Station - in Pacific Grove, on the Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Bodega Marine Laboratory - in Bodega Bay, California
The Marine Mammal Center - in Sausalito, California
Institute of Marine Sciences - an organized research unit at UC Santa Cruz
Wrigley Marine Science Center - on Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles
Scripps Institute of Oceanography - lots of great information on oceanography, marine biology and careers in marine sciences
University of Guam Marine Lab - Guam is the largest island of the Mariana Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean

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USA - East Coast
Broadreach Academic Treks - Academic Treks, the academic and service adventure division of Broadreach, offers college-accredited summer programs abroad for teenagers
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution - Ft. Pierce, Florida
Shoals Marine Lab - on Appledore Island in the Gulf of Maine
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences - West Boothbay Harbour in the Gulf of Maine
Mount Desert Island Biological Lab - Salisbury Cove in Maine
Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab - in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences - in western Massachusetts
Duke University Marine Lab - in Beaufort, North Carolina
Grice Marine Lab - located in Charleston, South Carolina
Virginia Institute of Marine Science - in Gloucester Point, Virginia
Dauphin Island Sea Lab - Alabama's marine research and education institute
Mote Marine Lab - in Sarasota, Florida
Seahorse Key - University of Florida in Gainesville
Institute of Marine Sciences - University of Southern Mississippi in Ocean Springs
Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences--Medical University of South Carolina

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Blue Ventures - Blue Ventures is an award winning not-for-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating projects and expeditions that enhance global marine conservation and research.
The University of Edinburgh - Environmental and Ecological Sciences
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - Diploma in Marine Studies in Tauranga, New Zealand
University of Portsmouth - Institute of Marine Sciences. An active research and teaching marine laboratory
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Coral Reef Research Institute - Australia
Perry Institute for Marine Science - at Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Plymouth Marine Lab - United Kingdom
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory - United Kingdom
Scottish Association for Marine Science - on the West Coast of ScotLand
University Marine Biological Station - Millport - Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland
Station Biologique de Roscoff - France
Observatoire Oceanologique de Banyuls-sur-mer - France
GIS Posidonie - a French site dedicated to marine ecology and conservation in the Mediterranean. Contains information on artificial reefs, introduced species, marine reserves, bio-indicators, and more.
Kristineberg Marine Research Station - Sweden
Tjarno Marine Biological Lab - Sweden
UNIS - University Courses on Svalbard, Norway - one of the world's leading centres for research and education in marine and earth sciences, for the development of marine technology and for the provision of large scale infrastructure and support for the marine research community.

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