Shoals Marine Laboratory

Website: www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org
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Phone: 603-862-5346

Mission: Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine is dedicated to undergraduate education and research in marine science and has been since 1966. SML offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study marine science in the field with exceptional faculty from institutions throughout North America. Instruction at SML is based upon giving participants a truly “hands-on” educational experience. Class sizes are limited providing excellent faculty to student ratios. SML’s curriculum is diverse; encompassing a variety of marine disciplines

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Ocean Literacy

Principle 1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features
We teach this in our public programs for k-12 and families.

Principle 2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth
We teach this in our public programs for k-12 and families.

Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate
We teach this in our undergraduate courses.

Principle 4: The ocean makes Earth habitable
We teach this in our undergraduate courses and in our public programs.

Principle 5: The ocean supports a diversity of life and ecosystems.
We teach this in our undergraduate courses.

Principle 6: The ocean is connected to us and we are connected to it.
We teach this in our public programs.

Principle 7: The ocean is largely unexplored.
We may teach, but do not emphasize this in our public programs.

Ocean Observing:

Our teaching staff uses the information in courses. Our researchers use ocean observing data for research purposes.