For general info about marine organisms:

Monterey Bay aquarium marine organism info


Sea and Sky

     Professor Eernisse (also in the Biology Department at CSUF)


Some great marine labs and organizations:

Southern California Marine Institute, SCMI (affiliated with many colleges and universities and provides docking space for our research vessel.)

USC Wrigley Marine Institute, Catalina Island

Ocean institute, Dana Point, CA

Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Coastal Ocean (PISCO)

Lowe Lab, CSU Long Beach (Icthyology)

Helmuth Lab, South Carolina


Aquariums in California

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, San Pedro

Birch Aquarium at SCRIPPS, La Jolla

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay


Hilarious and quirky stories:

Love Lab, (UCSB); a hilarious and scientific website!

Beached Nike Shoes anyone?


California Department of Fish and Game


Follow these links to learn more about the battle between NRDC and the NAVY over potential harm to marine mammals from sonar:


The following are some useful and interesting links about marine biology.  Happy surfing!