Oceans & Coasts


  • Classes benefit from the Duke Marine Lab campus and offer hands-on marine science.
  • Faculty research issues including shoreline development, fisheries management and marine species conservation.
  • Students have the opportunity to travel through Beaufort Signature Courses to study marine conservation needs and efforts worldwide.

People in the Spotlight

Ocean & Coasts Blogs

Valentine’s Day Snow Geese
Erika Zambello
Feb 25, 2015
A “Cold” Day in the Salt Marsh
Emma Kelley
Feb 19, 2015

Post-Graduation Careers

Alumni with a focus in Oceans & Coasts work in fisheries organizations, government and private sectors.

Giving Highlight

Orrin Pilkey Marine Science and Conservation Genetics Center

Oceans and Coasts

While the Duke Marine Lab has led the way in marine and conservation science over the past 70 years, we must ensure that our coastal campus continues to have the resources to fulfill its research and education mission. The new state-of-the-science Pilkey Center is a great start.

Related News

Research Spotlight

Looking for tags to determine who this seal is and where he/she came from. (Note: This close of an approach permitted for NOAA researchers only)

Portal to Papahanaumokuakea

NIcholas School students explore Hawaii. Read the blogs >

Upcoming Events

Mar 04
Repass Lecture Hall, Duke Marine Lab
Mar 19
Repass Lecture Hall, Duke Marine Lab
Mar 22
Durham County Main Library, 300 North Roxboro Street, Durham, North Carolina