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. Researchers at the lab are on the front lines of a variety of scientific areas including biodiversity, ocean health, marine chemistry, neuroscience, sensory biology, evolutionary genomics, embryology, and cell regeneration – working to Go Greater for all of us.

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First Coast News Story - 'Super Clams' released into the Matanzas River

Cancelled - Evenings at Whitney December 8

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Unfortunately, our speaker is not able to join us this Thursday, December 8, so we regret that we will have to cancel the lecture “Killer Snails: Agents of Change and Innovation” with Mandë Holford, Ph.D. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read More

Whitney Collaborates with Black in Marine Science for Beach Clean Up

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On Sunday, November 28 Whitney Laboratory collaborated with Black In Marine Science (BIMS) for a beach clean up with over 347 pounds of trash collected! Read More

Jessica Long on Flagler Radio

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Whitney Laboratory Senior Director of Advancement Jessica Long was recently a guest on Flagler Radio's Lifeline radio show. She talks all things Whitney Lab including our research, the Sea Turtle Hospital, new building, clams, oysters and more! Read More

Support the Sea Turtle Hospital - Adopt a Washback Until November 18!

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Thank you to all who have joined us to support washback sea turtles cared for by the Sea Turtle Hospital staff each year by Adopting a Washback, each symbolically named! We are halfway to our goal, and adoptions are only available until this Friday November 18th, so don't delay! Read More

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