Marine Science

Marine Science

Freshman Research Program

The Marine Science Freshman Research Program offers unprecedented opportunities for qualified freshman to work closely with a faculty mentor on various research projects. Past projects include:

  • Lactate secretion in marine shrimp under stressful conditions
  • Influence of malaria parasites on physiological response in lizards
  • Reproductive behavioral ecology of Pipe fish
  • Shell selection behavior in hermit crabs

Students learn how to design experiments, implement research, and analyze and present data and results.

For more information on this research program and to apply to the program, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Student Research

Given the close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and subtropical climate, the Tampa Bay region has a high concentration of marine research and academic institutions. Because of many local connections in the Tampa Bay area, a large number of opportunities are available to our students through government and private marine agencies and laboratories, public aquaria, marine conservation institutions, environmental consulting firms, and commercial aquaculture firms.

$1Mil Renovation Project

GMSL patio

The National Science Foundation awarded Eckerd College $870,720 to renovate research spaces within the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory during the summer of 2011. Eckerd contributions to the project bring the total renovation budget to over $1 million. Learn more.