Year-round faculty at the Marine Lab in the Division of Marine Science and Conservation are engaged in research, education, and service to understand marine systems, including the human component, and to develop approaches for marine conservation and restoration. Faculty research interests include marine biology, physiology, biochemistry, conservation biology and genetics, ecology, marine affairs and policy, biological oceanography, and physical oceanography. Study organisms include corals, dolphins and porpoises, sea turtles, blue crabs, and organisms living at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and seeps.