Get out of the classroom and into the field!

Getting up close with the marine environment is a requirement for anyone studying marine biology: on a boat, a beach, or even underwater. Explore the many ways our marine field stations and research vessels can be your classroom, and find out how to make this part of your college experience.

Friday Harbor Laboratories

One of the key marine field stations maintained by the University of Washington, and a campus where students can attend a full quarter of courses


Other Field Stations and Study Abroad

List of other field stations maintained by the University of Washington as well as related marine biology field stations with undergraduate opportunities

Research Vessels

The marine science programs at the University of Washington manage several research vessels of varying size and reach


Scientific Diving

Learn more about how scientific diving can complement your marine biology education

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