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The Humboldt State University Marine Lab was established in 1965 to provide a center for marine and environmental science teaching and research for the students and faculty of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. Located on a bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Trinidad, the HSU Marine Lab provides ready access to the local marine environments of rocky shorelines, sandy beach and offshore kelp beds. This dramatic coastline of California remains one of the most pristine natural areas of the state. The lab is well equipped to support both teaching and research projects on the marine life and the ocean environments.

Take Courses

From Marine Biology to Fisheries to Oceanography we have a diversity of courses to train you for the next generation of careers in marine science.

Discover Research

Meet our world-class faculty and discover what we are currently studying in the marine environment  


Tours & Summer programs

We are free and open to the public M-F from 9am-4:30pm and on weekends during the academic year, August-May.