Follow the links below to visit exhibits and watch videos about marine ecology.


hand hold a petri dish with samples of plankton

Marine Plankton

At the Plankton Ecology Laboratory, we conduct basic and applied research on the ecology of marine fishes and the dynamics of their early life history stages in the plankton. Visit this exhibit to learn about the research projects conducted by our dynamic team of graduate and undergraduate students, postdocs and research assistants.


This plankton net is used to collect zooplankton, animal drifters.

Newport Hydrographic Line Team

In rain or shine, often under dark skies, Newport Line scientists have been heading out to sea twice a month to sample the waters off Newport, Oregon. Learn about this unique oceanographic time series that has been in motion for 25 years.