Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience - University of Florida


Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a full-time University of Florida research center for biomedical research and biotechnology located in St. Augustine, Florida. Founded in 1974, the Whitney Lab is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human health, natural resources, and the environment. Scientists at the lab are on the front lines of biodiversity, neuroscience, sensory biology, ocean health, and cell regeneration – working to Go Greater for all of us.

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Registration Open for 2019 Marine Biology and Sea Turtle Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the 2019 Whitney Laboratory Marine Biology and Sea Turtle Summer Camps Read More

Sea Turtle Hospital on Action News Jax

Sea Turtle with Barnacles

The UF Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital discusses sea turtle strandings and what you can do on Action News Jax. Read More

Welcome Emily Gordon to Whitney Laboratory

Emily Gordon

We are pleased to announce that Emily Gordon has joined Whitney Laboratory as our new development coordinator. Read More

Next Evenings at Whitney on March 14, 2019

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns on March 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Resilience and Restoration of Coastal Ecosystems in a Changing Climate.” Christine Angelini, assistant professor in environmental engineering sciences at the University of Florida, will talk about the valuable services that vegetated coastal ecosystems - marshes, mangroves and sand dunes - as well as oyster reefs provide to the overall environment. Read More

Whitney Lab Represented at TEDx in Gainesville

Whitney Lab represented at TEDx in Gainesville at the CADE museum. In the session, Modern Explorers Graduate Student Jessica Welpley and Associate Professor James Liao led roundtable discussions on what it means to be an explorer in science. Read More

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Performing advanced research in neuroscience, developmental and regenerative biology, marine conservation and marine genomics.

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Sea Turtle Hospital

Sea Turtle Hospital

Helping to conserve threatened Northeast Florida sea turtles by providing rehabilitation, research and education.

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Education and Conservation

Education and Conservation

Providing lifelong learning programs through K-12 outreach, advanced scientific training and a community lecture series.

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Want to know more about our research & mission?

Our video gives you a taste for marine science and the exciting opportunities for discovery at the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.