About the Lab

The Humboldt State University Marine Lab opened in 1965 and was established 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.