Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
MBARI Research
Marine Biology research at MBARI

Marine biologists at MBARI do most of their research on organisms that live in the open ocean and the deep sea. This research focuses on a variety of life forms and marine environments:

Microscopic life in the open ocean
Some of our scientists focus on microscopic algae, animals, and microbes that live in the open ocean. Some specific areas of research include:
Larger animals in the open ocean
Other MBARI scientists study larger animals, such as jellies, squids, and fishes that drift or swim beneath the ocean surface. Some specific areas of research include:
Life on the deep seafloor
A third group of marine biologists studies "benthic" animals and microbes that live on or within the seafloor. Some specific areas of research include:

Last updated: Jun. 17, 2009