Welcome to the Duke University Marine Laboratory, where we work at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and governance.
We strive to be at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and their governance through leadership in research, training, communication, and application.
The Marine Lab campus includes historic classrooms ideally suited for the study of marine organisms as well as state-of-the-art teaching facilities and labs.
The Duke University Marine Lab maintains three research vessels for charter, available to faculty, graduate students, and researchers at Duke and other academic institutions, and community partners.
The Marine Laboratory is situated on Pivers Island within the Outer Banks of North Carolina, only 150 yards across the channel from the historic town of Beaufort.
Meet the Marine Lab
Outdoor classroom, coastal community, onboard laboratory – learn about the Duke Marine Lab, our year-round coastal campus in Beaufort, N.C., and all that it has to offer undergraduate and graduate students.
Tour the campus
Our year-round coastal campus is open to all Duke students, from any major. Learn more about the research, teaching and student life facilities at the Duke University Marine Lab on our virtual tour.