Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a remote field station located on Appledore Island, Maine, jointly operated by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire. As a leader in marine science undergraduate education, SML offers endless learning and research opportunities for students, interns, and members of the broader scientific community.

Island pano facing northeast by Lisa Nugent

For over 50 years, Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine has been a proud leader in marine science education, research, and outreach distinguished by our top-notch academic programing and innovative collaborations.

Staff in the Zodiac

Dive into the blue, while going green! Earn college credits in 1-week, 2-week, or 2.5-week courses this summer! Undergraduates and high school students from any school can enroll. 

admissions process appledore lecture

SML offers an array of place-based, immersive programs that promote wise stewardship. We provide the general public, families and visiting groups with the ability to explore a wide range of topics in an island setting known for its history and unique flora and fauna.

Live Island Stats

Appledore Webcam

View a live feed of our island campus from the Radar Tower!

Sustainability Dashboard

Appledore's power grid, including solar, wind, generator, and battery status, has a live usage dashboard.

Tide Charts

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