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Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory

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Located on the edge of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the research and education facilities of the Long Marine Laboratory (LML) provide a state-of-the-art home for interdisciplinary research and teaching on marine life, coastal conservation, water science, climate change impacts and other marine and coastal science issues. The close proximity of the lab permits ease of integration of activities with the campus' instructional and research activities.

The Center for Ocean Health building at LML is a premier research facility for coastal conservation, policy, and research. Built entirely with private support, the center opened in 2001 with 23,000 square feet of labs, offices, and classrooms, providing much needed facilities for faculty, researchers, and students.

Long Marine Laboratory is known throughout the marine research community for innovative marine mammal research in areas such as diving physiology, physiological ecology, bioacoustics, and cognition. Active research at the lab is also conducted in the areas of nearshore invertebrate marine biology, ecology, and issues surrounding ocean health. Available facilities includes:

* Outdoor seawater pools and pens for holding pinnipeds, sea otters, and small cetaceans
* Seawater laboratories for fish, plankton, and marine invertebrates
* Radioisotope labs
* Culture lab for fish and marine invertebrate larvae and juveniles
* Controlled photoperiod labs
* Plankton culture labs
* Research scuba-diving facility and small boat staging area
* Meteorological station
* Remote sensing surface current station (CODAR) in cooperation with NOAA
* 1,000-gallon-per-minute seawater delivery system, wet and dry labs, and staff support

 

Also apart of the Long Marine Laboratory is the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, the lab's public education facility that focuses on interpreting marine research.

 

Other facilities housed at Long Marine Laboratory are the following:

CA Department of Fish & Game (CDFG) Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care & Research Center (MWVCRC)
Island Conservation
NOAA/NMFS Santa Cruz Lab - Fisheries Ecology Division
SC Predatory Bird Research Group
Global Marine Initiative of The Nature Conservancy

 

Long Marine Laboratory celebrated it 25th anniversary in 2003, click here to check out the Long Marine Laboratory timeline.

 

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