Marine Science at the Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution operates a unique network of coastal
laboratories and long-term marine research sites in the western
Atlantic Ocean that extends along the east coast of North and Central
America, bridging the Panamanian isthmus from the Caribbean Sea
to the Pacific Ocean. The Smithsonian Institution provides unparalleled access to, and research
support for, Atlantic Ocean and Atlantic shore ecosystems.
See facilities links below:
Coral Reef Ecosystems Program
National Museum of Natural
Smithsonian Marine Station
at Fort Pierce
See the electronic field guide for maps and videos of our facilites.
See a list of Smithsonian Marine Researchers.