Appledore Panorama by Lisa Nugent


"For over 51 years, the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, Maine has been a leader in marine science education distinguished by our top-notch academic programing and innovative collaborations..." Read the full Director's Welcome by Dr. Jennifer Seavey.


The mission of Shoals Marine Laboratory is to provide education and research programs in a supportive environment...

Mission Statement


Founded in 1966, the Shoals Marine Laboratory has an interesting history going as far back as the early 1900's.

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Learn about the SML Executive Director, SML Executive Committee, SML Advisory Board, SML Academic Programs Committee, and SML Alumni Association.

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Get contact info and brief job descriptions for the permanent staff members that make all SML programs and operations possible!

Meet the Staff

Facilities & Vessels

95-acre Appledore Island is home to the SML campus and waterfront. 14 buildings, 2 large research vessels, and a fleet of smaller boats provide classroom, laboratory, and research space for students, researchers, and island visitors.

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Get all the news from SML's monthly newsletters! Updates on courses, research, student and alumni spotlights, and events.

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Live Island Stats

Appledore Webcam

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

Sustainability Dashboard

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

Tide Charts

Tides for Gosport Harbor, NH
Tides for Portsmouth, NH

Current Weather

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