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Norbert W. O'Hara
Matthew Landau

October 1980


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Norbert W. O'Hara
Matthew Landau

October 1980

Department of Oceanography & Ocean Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Florida 32901

Note: This document is a first draft. Updates or additions are
requested from organizations whose inclusion in a revised version is
appropriate. Blank survey sheet at the end of this publication may be
completed and returned to: Editor, Florida Sea Grant College, G022
McCarty Hall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611. Return by
March 1, 1981, is requested.

This technical paper was compiled by Florida Sea Grant College with
support from NOAA Office of Sea Grant, U.S. Department of Commerce, grant
number 04-8-MO1-76. It is published by the Marine Advisory Program which
functions as a component of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service,
John T. Woeste, Dean, in conducting Cooperative Extension work in
Agriculture, Home Economics, and Marine Sciences, State of Florida,
U.S. Department of Ngriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Boards
of County Commissioners, cooperating. Printed and distributed in
furtherance of the Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 14, 1914. The
Florida Sea Grant College is an Equal. Employment Opportunity-Affirmative
Action Employer authorized to provide research, educational information
and other services only to individuals and institutions that function
without regard to race, color, sex, or national origin.


FOREWORD. . . . . iv


SEA GRANT . . .. ..... 29




OTHER INTERESTS . . . .... 75


Florida's marine and coastal resources attract international attention
and account for major fractions of the state's immigration and tourist
trade. Population growth has been fastest of all the major states, with
75 percent of Lu.: -sidents settling on the coast. Well over 30 million
visitors annually come to the Sunshine State.

Residents, tourists, industry, and those charged with sustaining a
productive marine resource base all have interests in obtaining or
discovering information about these resources. This directory is prepared
to assist those interests and to meet a need identified by a significant
fraction of the state's marine research, development, and education

National and international programs depend on the ability to contact
appropriate industrial, governmental, and academic scientists and
educators. This directory is offered to further the organization and
coordination of these groups.

It is also an attempt to update earlier efforts to summarize.the
activities of organizations in marine research and education in Florida.
Oceanography in Florida -- 1970 was prepared by the Florida Council of
100 as a well-written and illustrated guide to business, education,
research and government marine programs. It has been out-of-print for
some time. University Curricula in the Marine Sciences and Related Fields
is a national review prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the
most recent edition covering the 1979-1981 biennium. Aspects of both
documents have been incorporated in this directory, yet it has been
prepared selectively to use a consistent and abbreviated format.

Further, this edition, and the revised version, will be limited to
coverage of educational and research organizations, and those groups
with a statewide function involving information transfer. Manufacturers
or businesses not totally marine and for which a marine location or
market is not essential, are not listed, as.adequate coverage is
available in the telephone "Yellow Pages."

The word "marine" includes not only typical oceanographic pursuits,
but also inshore scientific work plus economic, legal, and other social

Florida Sea Grant College
William Seaman
Assistant Director


Higher education in public and private institutions includes two-
(-,-vpar, and graduate programs. Whereas some schools have a
small number of courses and taculiy, oULulei Lut c're" of facuIltv and
courses plus major library, research, and data processing facilities.
Aspects of extension/advisory services plus public service are stressed
by some institutions.



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Snivelrsity of Central Florida
Department of Biological Sciences
p'.. Box 25000
(,lando, Florida 32816

1; faculty and/or research personnel
: technical personnel

discipliness represented are fisheries and biology.

Vessels: (3) 14' outboard skiff; (2) 17' outboard skiff; (1) 24' pontoon platform boat;
11) 28' diesel powered stern trawler

Scope of Activity: Local and State

The Department of Biological Sciences offers programs leading to the B.S. and
M.S. degrees in biological sciences. The department includes 18 faculty members,
4100 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students, and encompasses all traditional
Irtcas in biology. No specific academic programs in oceanography or marine biology
.are offered, but many courses include marine topics. In addition, faculty and graduate
studentss conduct research in marine biology on the east-central coast of Florida, with
speciall emphasis on marine fishes of the Indian River system and the biology of sea

The department occupies a modern building on the main campus of UCF, located
ten miles east of Orlando. The building is supplied with a normal array of specialized
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-tudies. The department maintains substantial museum collections of marine organ-
isms and plants from the Cape Canaveral area. A field station on Merritt Island is
accessible through cooperative agreements with NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

Eckerd College
34th Street & 54th Avenue,S.; P.O. Box 12560, St. Petersburg, FL 33733

7 Full time faculty and/or research personnel
3 Full time th: ~ l personnel

Disciplines represented are economics, biomedical, data systems, geology,
physics, chemistry, social sciences, oceanography, and biology,

Vessels: N/A

Scope of activity is local

Marine related studies are focused primarily on Marine Biology.
Eckerd College is located on Boca Ciega Bay which is contiguous with
the Gulf of Mexico. Research and instructional studies deal primarily
with Marine Invertebrate Physiology and Ecology, Marine Ecology, and
behavior.of selected Marine invertebrates. In addition, some of our
Behavioral Science faculty have specific expertise in Environmental and
Resource Management.

The college buildings are all about 15 years old and well equipped
with such instruments as radioactive counting equipment, gas chromatographs,
spectrophotometers, computer terminals, marine environment sampling equip-
ment, preparatory instruments for electron.microscopy. Periodically,
marine vessels are rented for group field studies, especially during our
winter term, which is designed for intensive single project oriented

Edison Community College
College Parkway, Ft. Myers, Florida 33907
813-481-2121 Ext. 258

One full time faculty
no full time technical personnel

Discipline represented is biology.

Vessels None

Scope of activity is local.

The area related to this college (estuary, barrier island, gulf,
marine marshes and mangrove communities) lends itself nicely to an
ecological approach to Marine Biology for the Freshman and Sophomore
college student with no science background. Our laboratory is equipped
with professional collecting and sampling equipment. We have a local
marine collection. We have a large and small aquaria for student use,
and a well stocked library on marine science. Students do independent
research topics in the course. Local professionals add enrichment to
the course and local shrimp boats are used for deep water study.

Pine Jog Environmental Sciences Center of Florida Atlantic University
6301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

6 Full time faculty and/or research personnel

Disciplines represented are geology, chemistry, diving, and biology.

Vessels: N/A

Scope of activity is local.

Pine Job is an environmental education center for students age 6 to
96. Its principal function is teaching field oriented ecology to children
in grades 1 through-12. Marine ecology is the focus for high school
students through a series of 5 one-week units centered around field investi-
gations. College students, agency staff, and the general public utilize Pine
Jog as a resource and support facility for their own research and information.

Facilities include 150 acres of pine-palmetto flatwoods, sawgrass
marshand pond, 4 classroom and office buildings, library, and equipment for
physical, chemical and biological monitoring of aquatic systems including
pH meter, mini-spectrophotometer, salinity meter, current meter, Niskin water
bottle, Peterson dredge, secchi disk, sieves, Nephelometer, seines,.plankton
nets, microscopes. The Center can also draw on the resources of the main
campus of Florida Atlantic University.

Florida International University
Dept. of Biological Sciences & Physical Sciences
Tamiami Trail
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 522-2201

7 faculty and/or research personnel
N/A technical personnel

Disciplines represented are biomedical, geology, physics, chemistry,
hydrodynamics, oceanography and biology.

Vessels: We use R/V bellows, several smaller vessels are used on an
Ad hoc basis.

Scope of Activity: Local and State

Our only program is a certificate (undergraduate) program. Courses are
offered at the graduate level and we do have a cooperative masters degree
with FIU but it is not necessarily a marine science degree.

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, Fl. 32901 (Main campus)
(305) 723-3701
Jensen Beach, Fl. 33457 (second campus)
(305) 334-420C

45 faculty and/or researen personnel.
20 technical personnel.

Disciplines represented on the staff are fisheries, aquaculture, biomedical, engineering,
acoustics, data systems, coastal planning, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry,
legal, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography, and biology.

Vessels: three 65' (R/V Tursiops, R/V Sea Hunter, and Aquarius), one 58' (LCM-6),
one 45' (Joie de Vivre), one 42' (R/V Jenny D..) and 6 smaller vessels from 13' to 25'.

Marine related studies are carried primarily at the F.I.T. Melbourne campus by
the department of Oceanography (chemical, biological, geological, and physical ocean-
ography) and Ocean Engineering (structure and coastal engineering, corrosion.and
materials, and ocean mining). The department of Biology also has a special marine
biology program which stresses research on tropical fish, marine invertebrate zoology,
and marine ecology. Additional research is done by the departments of Chemistry,
Environmental Engineering, and Physics. Programs leading to B. S., M. S., and Ph. D.
degrees are offered which prepare the student for the diverse opportunities in government,
industry, and the academic community. Located at the Jensen Beach campus of F. I. T.
is the School of Applied Technology which offers training in aquaculture, marine
electronics and photography, anu oil-snore anu uuciewacdr iLUeeiiUlug;y. T i, Juk:ILo
Beach campus has options leading to an A.S. and/or a B. S. in technician/technology
oriented studies. The Florida Institute of Technology is an accredited, co-educational,
independent, and privately controlled and supported institution.

The university is a modern, well-equipped facility with electron microscopes,
environmental analysis lab, hydro-acoustics lab, fluid dynamics lab, anechoic chamber,
geology and soils lab, water analysis lab, experimental stress analysis lab, computer
center including a PDP 11/34 unit with time sharing, an.IBM 370/125 and an 8800
microcomputer. Additional tropical facilities are located at F. I. T. field station on the
eastern end of Grand Bahama on Deep Water Cay, at the Harbor Branch Foundation's
Link Port Facility, and at the F.I.T. anchorage located in Melbourne on.Crane Creek.
Much of F. I. T. 's marine research activity involves estuarine studies on the Indian
River (a long brachish-water lagoon near the campus, as well as studies in the Florida
Keys. The Biology department museum contains a valuable collection of Florida
fauna, especially marine invertebrates and fish. Extensive aquaculture facilities
are located atthe Jensen Beach campus.

Florida Keys Community College
Key West, Florida 33040

10 full time faculty and/or research personnel
1 technical personnel

Navigation, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry, social sciences, diving,
oceanography, biology, environmental technology, marine electronics and
propulsion systems technology.

Many local vessels are available for charter, or through arrangements with
Navy and other marine oriented non-profit organizations.

Scope of activity is national

Marine related studies are concentrated in Vocation-Technical programs
leading to an Associate in Science degree. These programs include Marine
Electronics Technology, Marine Propulsion Technology, and Environmental Marine
Technology. Certificate programs are also offered in Gasoline Engine Tech-
nology and Marine Diesel Technology. Associate in Arts Degree program are
also offered in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in preparation
for transfer to an upper division university to complete a B.S. or B. A.degree

Because of the location of the College Campus in the Florida Keys, it
is possible to make year round use of both the traditional indoor laboratory
and an outdoor field experience natural laboratory. Field experience as an
educational tool is facilitated by the location of the classroom buildings
rah n h nhn- rlinp of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Sea trials,
dockside repairs, scuba diving, underwater photography and the collection or
marine organisms and seawater samples are part of normal laboratory courses.
Laboratory equipment available-for student use includes fully operational diesel
engines, and a variety of gasoline and outboard engines, electronics systems
and test equipment such as direction finders, radar, communications and elec-
tronic navigation systems, brightfield and phase contrast microscopes, visible
and atomic absorption spectrometers, gas chromatographs, a variety of field
sampling equipment, and scuba equipment along with underwater cameras. A
small but growing museum of local marine invertebrates, fish, and plants and
a large technical reference library are also available on campus for student
use. The Environmental Marine Science Tank Room provides a large aquarium
environment for student projects and observations of living organisms in the

Florida Southern College
Biology Department, Lakeland, Florida 38802
813-683-5521 (472)

5 full time faculty and/or research personnel
No technical perslbic

Discipline is biology

No vessels

Scope of activity is local and state.

The Biology Department of Florida Southern College does not Offer
a marine biology major but .does provide some experience through course work
in the marine area. Courses in marine biology and invertebrate zoology
provide exposure to marine organisms and their environment. Additional
periodic course offerings are in the marine area.

The.department provides a mixing tank and approximately 15 small salt
water aquaria for student use. Experiments may be conducted using basic
physiological research tools.

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611
(904) 392-1268

Over 100 faculty and/or research personnel in marine related work
Over 100 technical personnel

Fisheries, aquaculture, economics, biomedical, seafood technology, engineering,
acoustics, data systems, coastal planning, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry,
legal, social sciences, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography and biology

Vessels: 2 vessels in 35' range, numerous boats and skiffs in 16'-24' range

Scope of Activity: Local, State, Regional, National and Global

The University of Florida has many collegiate, departmental and inter-
disciplinary programs in education and research in oceanography and marine
related fields. These include departments in the (1) College of Engineering:
Coastal and Oceanographic, Environmental, Civil, Engineering Sciences and
Mechanics, Aerospace, Agricultural, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical,
Materials Science, Nuclear, and Industrial and Systems Engineering; (2)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Botany, Zoology, and Geology; (3)
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: Food Sciences, Food and Resource
Ecomomics, Microbiology and Cell Science, Nematology, School of Forest
Resources and Conservation, and Marine Advisory Service; (4) College of
Medicine: Immunology and Medical Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pathology,
Pharmacology, and Physiology; (5) College of Veterinary Medicine; and (6)

The Florida Sea Grant College has its onices lo;uau on oipu. Thu'
agency administers marine-related research grants conducted by investigators
throughout the State University System.
Special marine-related facilities include: Coastal Engineering Laboratory,
with wind and wave tank, model slabs, wave generators, automatic tide level
generator, sand tracer laboratory, and extensive field and remote sensing
equipment; the UF Marine Laboratory at Seahorse Key, with 33' boat and
other facilities for gulf coastal waters field work; the Whitney Marine Research
Laboratory at Marineland, equipped for biomedical research; the Florida
State Museum, with research collections of fish and molluscs; the Communi-
cations Sciences Laboratory, equipped for underwater diver communication
research; and the Center for Wetlands, involved in environmental research
on coastal marshes and estuaries.

Florida.State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
904/644-6700 (Dept. of Oceanography)

21 (OCN), 50 (other depts.) faculty and/or research personnel
5 (OCN) tech.,iL__ personnel

Disciplines represented are aquaculture, geology, chemistry, hydrodynamics,
oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 65-ft R/V Bellows

Scope of Activity: Global

A graduate program in Oceanography has existed at Florida State University t
since 1949, first in an interdisciplinary institute, and later (since 1966) in a
department within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Ocean-
ography, which offers both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography with
specialization in.physical, biological, chemical, and geological oceanography
is the center for marine studies at Florida State University. Additional
marine and environmental research is conducted by the departments of Biological i
Sciences (15 faculty in marine-related fields), Chemistry (6), Geology (10),
Mathematics (5), Meteorology (7), Physics (2), and Statistics (3), as well as
the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute and Institute of Molecular Biophysics.
The Department of Oceanography is composed of 14 faculty members, 7 research
associates, 5 technical staff, 9 administrative staff, 14 Ph.D. students, and
30 M.S. students.

Ti7i nnT-- t nf r .n nnorTwn co~tnins laboratories, offices, reading
rooms, and all the facilities and amenities necessary for graduate education
and quality scientific research. ,Some of the laboratories currently in oper-
ation include: water quality analysis, organic geochemistry, trace element
analysis, radiochemistry, microbial ecology, mariculture, phytoplankton ecology,
numerical modeling, fluid dynamics, and.more. The Department also has a well
equipped machine shop, as.well as a current-meter facility. Other facilities
to which the Department of Oceanography has access include laboratories at the
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, where there is active research in geo-
physical problems and some of our faculty and students do their oceanography
circulation modelling experiments; the National Science Foundation Antarctic
Marine Geology Research Facility and Core Library in the Department of Geology
which provides'special facilities for sedimentation and micropaleontology
research; the Electron Microscopy Laboratory maintained by the Department of
Biological Sciences; the Control Data Corporation Cyber 73 and 74 computers at
the University Computing Center; as well as the Florida State University Marine i
Laboratory.at Turkey Point, about 45 miles southwest of Tallahassee. This marine
facility includes laboratories for microbiological, physiological, ecological,
geochemical and maricultural oceanographic research.

(;ulf Coast Community College
5230 W. Hwy. 98
Panama City, Florida 32401

9, faculty and/or research personnel
./A technical personnel

SDisciplines (Pre-programs) represented are seafood technology, engineering,
physics, chemistry, social sciences, oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 1 20 ft. fiberglass open workboat

Scope of Activity: Local

Marine related studies are carried out at Gulf Coast Community College
by divisions of Math-Science and Technology. The A.S. degree in Marine
' Technology, as well as, the A.A. degree in Pre-Oceanography are offered.

Special facilities are housed in the Division of Mathematics and Science.
One laboratory is used exclusively for marine biology. A self-contained salt-
water aquarium is used in the laboratory; also the college's boat is used
for field study. A 12-acre site with waterfront on a saltwater bay with deep
and shallow areas as well as an island is owned by the college. The college
also borders a large bay.

The Hillsborough Community College Environment
Studies Center at Cockroach Bay
P.O. Box 22127, Tampa, Florida 33622
813-879-7222 ext 530

2 full time fa:''""v and/or research personnel
No technical personnel

Discipline is biology

Vessels: 1, 22 foot modified gill net boat
1, 24 foot pontoon boat

Scope of activity is local

The Environmental Studies Center is under the auspices of Hillsborough
Community College and is open to junior high through adult classes, individuals,'i
and private and civic organizations. Field activities are emphasized and geared i
to the specific interests and/or age level of the group. One-day field trips
include water testing; studying and sampling various communities (e.g., sea
grass and algae flats, benthos, plankton); investigating food chains and survey-
ing the local marine plants and animals; and discussions of marine ecology.
Terrestrial trips include identifying plant communities (e.g., Sabal palm
thicket, hammock, salt marsh, mangrove) and dominant species making up those
communities; measuring physical parameters; soil testing; identifying poisonous,,';
edible, and exotic species; and discussions of terrestrial ecology. Other
programs sponsored by the Environmental Studies Center include teacher workshops,:
slide presentations to civic and community groups, and the Annual Conference
Wetlands Restoration and Creation.

The 20 acres of land adjacent to a mangrove estuary system provides an
ideal atmosphere for field-oriented environmental education. Several marine
and .shoreline terrestrial communities are available for various activities.
Physical facilities include laboratory-classroom buildings, boardwalks, boats,
and miles of nature trails. Appropriate lab and field equipment is-available
to facilitate the learning process. A reference library of both specimens and
printed materials is ever increasing.

Indian River Community College
3209 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, Florida 33450

Full time personnel, faculty and/or research personnel N/A
Full time personnel, technical personnel N/A

Disciplines represented are fisheries, geology, diving, oceanography and

Vessels: None at present

Scope of activity is state.

Indian River Community College has a diverse biological curriculum in-
cluding various programs in the marine sciences. An Associate in Arts
Program in marine science is designed to prepare a student for transfer to
a senior university. There is also a Marine Science Technology Program
leading to an Associate in Science Degree. Course offerings in the marine
sciences presently include Oceanography and Marine Biology. Current and
future plans call for expansion of IRCC's curriculum to include programs in
MI;rine Science, Marine Science Technology, Oceanographic and Waste Water

IRCC recently acquired the Seaway Drive site at Fort Pierce Inlet.
Ideally situated for marine studies, this facility is being transformed
into a marine science teaching and research center. Numerous publications
on various aspects of marine science have been authored by the IRCC faculty.
*',)r o~nprtise is frequently requested by various civic, governmental,
academic and research groups.

Jacksonville University
Dept. of Biology
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 744-3950

100+ faculty aud/or research personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, economics, biomedical,
engineering, acoustics, navigation, data systems, coastal planning, geology,
physics, chemistry, social sciences, diving, oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 1 18 ft. Landau

Scope of Activity: Local, State, Regional, National-and Global

Marine Science is a multi disciplined program within the Department of
Biology with courses in biology,, chemistry, physics, oceanography, math and
related areas. Research interest includes bioassay, toxicology, aquaculture,
species diversity, and taxonomy. Additional research is conducted through
The Environmental Center which operates as a research and consulting arm of
the University. Research projects. and consulting contracts funded through
private and governmental agencies are currently underway. J. U. is fully-
accredited, co-educational, private, independent and non-sectarian.

The University is a modern facility located on 273 acres on the St. John's
River with 26 buildings including 8 residence halls. The library houses
225,000 volumes. In addition to laboratories and classrooms, the University
i:.oc, .n o:rnrC.vc TVertebrate and Invertebrate Collection,. The Maggie
Wheldon Shell Collection, a fossil collection, and herbarium concentrating on
the flora of the southeast. The Theodore Roosevelt Preserve which comprises
some 600 acres of natural oak-hickory woodland, swamp and brackish marsh-
land is owned by.Nature Conservancy and leased to J.U. for primary use as
a biological study area. The Computer Center includes an HP 3000 with a
variety of input and output modes including dial-up ports..

University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
.400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149
(305) 350-7211

73 faculty and 20 research associates
5o) technical personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, engineering, acoustics,
coastal planning, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry, hydrodynamics, oceano-
graphy and biology.

Vessels: R/V Columbus Iselin 170'; R/V Calanus 62'; R/V Orca 45'

SScope of Activity: Local, State and Global

The Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in marine
science are offered with majors in marine biological science (including
fishery science), marine geology and geophysics, atmospheric science,
physical oceanography, and marine and atmospheric chemistry. A program
in ocean engineering is offered jointly with the School of Engineering and
Architecture. An interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in marine science
is offered for teachers, lawyers, and other professionals wishing to acquire
broad advanced training in connection with their employment goals.

The School's laboratories are equipped for geochemical research; physical,
chemical, and geological research; ana various Kinus o0 uuiair anTd Uiulus6al
studies. Many presision instruments, including mass spectrometers, X-ray
spectrographs, gas chromatographs, and a scanning electron microscope are
available for both faculty and student use. The Glassell Building houses a
controlled-environment system which is equipped to regulate those parameters
that are most significant in studies of marine ecology and behavior. A museum,
vertebrate and invertebrate reference collections, computer facility, and a
large library are also available.

Miami-Dade Community College
1090 N. N.W. River Drive
Miami, Florida
(305) 324-4303

3 faculty members
1 technical aid

Disciplines represented are navigation; diving, and oceanography.

Vessels: one 42' fiberglass hull diesel workboat, two 20' Seacraft twin Johnston "70's"

The department of Marine Science Technology of M. -D. C. C. offers programs
in the fields of marine survey, marine instrumentation, marine electronics, and
marine engineering., The marine science technician provides a modern link between
the research scientist and the skilled craftsmen in the ocean sciences and between
the engineer and the tradesman in the ocean industry.
In addition to the scheduled classes, students study informally through internship
with national research institutions such as N. O.A.A., Hydrolab, National Fisheries and
with other schools of marine science. Many students find part-time employment with
local marine industries.

Sova. University Ocean Sciences Center
(000 North Ocean Drive
Dania, Florida 33004
<:05) 47508300

,; faculty and/or research personnel
f; technical personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, data systems, geology, physics,
oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 1 73' cruiser

Scope of Activity: Global

The Ocean Sciences Center is concerned with studies and investigation in
experimental and theoretical oceanography. Studies include modelling of large-
scale ocean circulation, coastal dynamics, ocean-atmosphere coupling, coral
growth and coral reef assessment, physiology of marine phytoplankton, identi-
fication of invertebrates, cell ultrastructure, fouling effects, chaetagath morpho-
logy, lobster migration and larval recruitment. Primary regions of interest
include Florida's coastal waters, the continental shelf and slope waters of the
southeastern U. S., the waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, and the
equatorial Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Sciences Center offers the Ph.D. degree
in Ocean Sciences.

The Ocean Sciences Center is located on a 10-acre site in Port Everglades,
near the Port entrance. Located in a 20, 000 sq. ft. warehouse building are a
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computing center, offices, and the William Springer Richardson Library.
Additional offices and seminar rooms are located on a two-story houseboat moored
in the boat basin. Another building provides a sea turtle incubation area, a
coral workshop, and other laboratory space. Several trailers are available
for use as offices, a biological laboratory, and other wet labs. Additional
facilities and equipment include a clean lab for electron microscopy prepar-
ation, chemostats, an X-ray machine, and a rock saw.

Dept. Biology
Okaloosa-Walton JR. College
Niceville, Florida 32578

4 faculty and/or research personnel


Scope of Activity: Local

Okaloosa-Walton JR. College prepares a small number of students for
transfer programs lending to B. S. degrees.in Estuarine and Marine Biology.
The department of Biology collects local marine invertebrates ahd fishes
on a regular basis. The physical science department teaches Oceanography
each term.



Pensacola Junior College
1000 College Blvd. Pensacola- 32504
904 476-5410 ext. 263

14 faculty and/or research personnel

Oceanography, biology

Scope of activity is state-wide

In our general zoology course
using principally marine specimens.
taught essentially as marine biology

we have a marine biology orientation
Our invertebrate zoology course is
using marine specimens almost exclu-

We have very little research going on nor do we have research
facilities. The mission of this college is to produce educational
curriculae for college transfer students. This consists of either
general biology for non majors or biology suitable for pre-professional

Polk Community College
999 Ave. H N.E.
Winterhaven, Florida 33880

19 faculty and/or research personnel
3 technical pers..c .

Economics,. engineering, data systems, physics, chemistry, and biology

Scope of Activity: Local

Polk Community College is not heavily Marine Oriented. Portions of such courses
as physical sciences, and Biology are devoted to Marine Studies. Occasionally non-
credit courses in Marine Biology are offered. Research activities are not conducted.
Programs lead to the A.A.. and A.S. degrees. The College has well equipped
Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratories, very adequate for the freshman and
sophomore student. The computer center includes a B 1860 processor with 262, 000
bytes of main memory, 260 million bytes of data storage capacity on two disk packs,
a line printer, a card reader, two-phase-encoded tape drives, a multi-line control,
eighteen TD 800 input and display terminals, a remote printer, an on-line optical
mark page reader terminal, and a remote job entry station consisting of a B 761
processor, line printer, card reader, and console printer.

A number of Burroughs program products are used. They include COBOL, RPG,
FORTRAN, and BASIC language compilers; Network Defirition Language (NDL),
HOSTT /rhJE, TEXT/EDITOR, and the FORTE/2 file organization software. All of
these software products, as well as the MCP operating system, have proven to De
reliable products that .perform as specified. Plans include implementation of the
REPORTER data inquiry system and change from the FORTE/2 file technique to
the newer DATA Base Management System (DMS II), and its related outline in-
quiry system (DMINQUIRY).

The Data Processing staff at Polk Community College consists of eight people,
five of whom are involved in daily production and management, leaving the pro-.
gramming staff of one analyst and two programmers to develop and maintain data

Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida 32789

11 Full time science faculty and/or research personnel
I Full time,technical person

Disciplines represented, fisheries, physics, chemistry, biology.

Vessels: 3-14 ft. Trihulls, 1-16 ft. Electrofishing boat, 1-12 ft. Jon Boat,
1-14 ft. Utility boat.

Scope of activity is local.

Rollins is a private, independent 4-year college located at Winter Park,
Florida. Its primary goal is the instruction of undergraduate students. Cur-
rently the Biology Department is engaged in a large limnological research project
in Central Florida. Instruction in marine biology is carried on in various
courses, both in Florida and at the Marine station of McGill University in
Barbados, W.I. The college offers the A.B. degree.

Rollins College has a modern, well-equipped science facility with equip-
ment and expertise for both Chemical and Biological water analysis. The facility
also prosesses a PDP 11/40 computer with time sharing. The Biology Department
has five small boats, a 16 ft. electrofishing research vessel, block nets for
fisheries research work, and good collections of Florida and Caribbean flora
and fauna. In addition, the college possesses the Beal-Maltbie Shell Museum,
one of the world's better collections.

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Seminole Community College
Sanford, Florida 32771
(305) 323-1450

1 faculty member

Disciplines represented ara geology and oceanography.

Scope of activity is local.

No vessels.

We belong to the state education system of community colleges and thus aid
in making the public more aware of the field of oceanography. We offer ocean-
ography as part of our Earth Science. course and offer an introductory 3 semester
hours in oceanography.

Since. our interest lies in teaching oceanography, the small amount of
equipment that we do have is oriented toward educational goals.

University of South Florida
Department of Biology
4202 Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620

35 full time faculty and/or research personnel
8 full time technical personnel

Discipline represented is biology

A variety of small boats (to 21 feet) for shallow water work.

Scope of activity is local

B. A. Degrees are offered in Biology, Zoology, Microbiology and Botany.
All undergraduate majors may be considered preparatory for a career in marine
biology. Seniors in the Biology program may concentrate in Marine Biology
by selection of a wide variety of marine oriented upper level courses. Both.
the M. A. and Ph.D. degrees are available with specialty in Marine Biology.
Of the 35 faculty in the department, 12 have a marine-orientation.

The Department of Biology is housed in three buildings on the Tampa
Campus and is well equipped for marine oriented research. In addition to
circulation seawater systems for maintenance of marine organisms, the Depart-
ment has an electron microscopy laboratory (both SEM and TEM facilities),
controlled culture systems, field vehicles and boats, amino acid analyser,
gas chromatographs, liquid scintillation counters, closed circuit color
television, ets. In addition to the University of South Florida IBM computer,
the Department maintains a minicomputer interfaced with much of the electronic

Other campuses of the University of South Florida as follows:

Florida Institute for Oceanography
830 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

4 Full time Personnel Director; Assistant Director; Administrative
Assistant; Secretary
4 Full time Technicians Marine Superintendent, Captain, Mechanic and Cook

Disciplines represented are biology, aquaculture, food sciences/food technology,
meteorology, geology, oceanography, ecological sciences, pollution, chemistry,
physic, engineering, policy and planning, management, and education.

Vessels: R/V Bellows, 65' steel hull, diesel powered; complete navigation
equipment (LORAN C; RADAR; depth recorders; automatic pilot).

Scope of activity is local, state, regional and national.

The Florida Institute for Oceanography (FIO), a Type I institute at the
University of South Florida, was-established by action of the Florida Board
of Regents in April, 1978. The purpose of the Institute is to promote ocean-
ography education, research and development, with special attention to
oceanographic aspects of importance to Florida.and its State University System
which car be most appropriately managed by a central.organization. The goals
of the FIO include the provision of special facilities, support of interdisci-
plinary.and intesLLi:':itutional programs, and promotion of the national and
international relationships of the oceanographic community in the State. The
Institute operates the oceanographic research vessel BELLOWS, and with the host
university (USF) in support, is competence to negotiate and administer oceano-
graphic contracts.

The membership of the Advisory Council of the Florida Institute for
Oceanography consists of representatives of the presidents of the nine uni-
versities of the State University System, a representative of the University
of Miami, and a representative of the Florida Department of Natural Resources.
Other agencies and institutions of Florida may become eligible for membership.

Division of Natural Sciences, New College U.S.F.
New College Environmental Studies Program, New College U.S.F.
5700 N. Trail, Sarosota, Florida 33580.
813-355-7671 Ext 232

2 full time faculty and/or research personnel
No full time:technical personnel

Disciplines represented are coastal planning, erosion, and bUoLogy.

Vessels: four canoes

Scope of activity is local..

Inshore, estuarine, barrier island.and coastal zone related studies are
conducted in the coastal region of southwest Florida from Manatee County
south to Lee County. The campus, located on Sarasota Bay, serves as a home
base for field oriented studies as well.as providing research facilities for
laboratory experimentation. Programs leading to the B.A. degree are offered.

Hardware facilities consist of specialized light microscopes and standard
biochemical and water chemistry equipment. The major software facility
is.a reprint and grey literature collection of papers on various local coastal
systems. Field facilities include several natural and disturbed sites -
mangrove preserves, barrier islands, coastal pine flatwoods, tidal creeks -
available for long term descriptive and experimental field studies.

University of Tampa
Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606

16 faculty and/or research personnel

Navigation, physics, chemistry, diving, oceanography, and biology

Vessels: One 45' Lustom

Scope of Activity: Local, State

The University of Tampa is a fully-accredited, independent, secular, co-
educational institution. The most popular undergraduate major in the Division
of Science and Mathematics is Marine Science which is taught by professors of
various scientific disciplines. Student/faculty research is conducted in the
Hillsborough River, Tampa Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. Current projects
include rotifer genetics; fish.parasitology; taxonomy, distribution and abundance
of various marine organisms; and water chemistry analysis.
The Division is proud of its custom-built, teaching/research vessel which
can accommodate as many as 20 students with dive gear and sampling equipment.
In addition to the usual laboratory equipment, the students may utilize atanic
absorption; gas chromatography; and UV, IR, and NMR Spectrophotometry. The
Computer Center houses two NCR Computers.

The University of West Florida
Departments of Biology and Chemistry
Pensacola, Florida 32504

19 faculty ard/or research personnel
17 technical per-- !

Fisheries, aquaculture, biomedical, seafood technology, coastal planning,
geology, physics, chemistry, diving, oceanography, and biology

Vessels: 12' Boston Whaler, 4 14' Boston Whalers, 24' In-Board out drive

Scope of Activity: Local, State, Regional, National, and Global

The University of West Florida is located on a 1,000 acre wildlife preserve
approximately ten miles north of Pensacola. In addition to well-equipped marine
research and teaching facilities housed by the biology and chemistry departments
on the main campus, the University operates a modern marine research labora-
tory in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency in Gulf Breeze,
Florida, about 20 miles southeast of the campus.

The Biology Department offers programs leading to B.S. and M. S. degrees
with marine science emphases. Marine studies ranging from estuarine manage-
ment to mariculture, invertebrate physiology, phycology, and blue water biological
oceanography are supported by extensive equipment holdings including electron

wetroom laboratories contain aquaria with a holding capacity of some 3,200 gallons
of seawater. The Gulf Breeze laboratory facility has outside holding and experi-
mental ponds, and flow-through seawater systems. On-campus and time sharing
access provides time for both graduate and. faculty research. The University has
immediate access to the large estuarine systems surrounding the campus and to
the Gulf of Mexico from:the Gulf Breeze Laboratory. Coastal research is con-
du cted from a 24-foot and four 14-foot boats. Open ocean ship time is primarily
supported by the Florida Institute for Oceanography with which the University
has close ties. An herbarium and invertebrate and vertebrate museums are
located in the biology department on the main campus.



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Florida Sea Grant College
3028 McCarty Hall
University of Florida
Cainesville, FL 32611
(904) 392-1965

6 Administrative personnel (full and part-time)
15 Field and technical advisory personnel (full-time)
32 Research and education faculty (part-time grant support)
99 Professional and research associate personnel (part-time)
30 Graduate students

Disciplines represented include architecture, botany, chemistry, ecology,
economics, engineering (civil, environmental, nautical, oceanographic), law,
oceanography, ornamental horticulture, planning, seafood technology, social.
sciences, zoology.

Vessels: None owned

Scope of activity: Primarily statewide, with local outreach through marine
advisory agent individual programs. Other projects are generic and bear on
regional and national needs. There is also a small international component.

Florida Sea Grant College is a university-based program, that conducts applied
marine activities in research, technology transfer, advisory services, and
education. It is administered from the offices of the Director at the University
of Florida and includes all nine state universities in the State University
System as well as cooperating community colleges and private educational
institutions such as the University of Miami and Florida Institute of
Technology. Coordinators at participating universities work with the office
of the director to identify areas of pertinent research. Also, faculty members
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group need and partnership in problem-solving.

Major efforts center on three broad categories of reeearch--coastal. processes,
coastal development, and living marine resources. Audiences and needs addressed
include marine industries such as marinas, sport and commercial fishing,
engineering, coastal planning and seafood technology.

Publications include technical reports, advisory bulletins and fact sheets,
plus a bimonthly newsletter. Locally, the fist point of contact is usually
the marine advisory agent.



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Associated Marine Institute, Inc.
1:11 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 202
Tampa, Florida 33607
(1:3) 879-7137

110 faculty and/or research personnel
72 technical personnel

Fisheries, aquaculture, navigation, coastal planning, erosion, diving,
S oceanography and biology

Vessels: 33' Diesel Workboat, 21 (17'-25') Outboard Runabouts, 4 14' &
2 15'6" Sailboats, 8 Canoes, 36' Pontoon Workboat, 101' barge, 63' Sailboat,
4.2' Motor Yacht, 45' Motor Yacht, 45' Motor Yacht, 61' Tugboat

Scope of Activity: State

Associated Marine Institutes, Inc. is a non-profit youth organization.
The program consists of two factions: 1.) A training program which uses
the mystique of the ocean to motivate juvenile delinquents. Captains, diving
instructors, ocean science instructors, educators, etc. work with the youthful
offenders to improve their self-esteem, employability skills, vocational
ski lls and education. 2.) A marine conservation program funded by the
Young Adult Conservation Corps is used to employ 16 to 23 year olds, removing
them from the unemployment ranks, improving their job skills and accomp-
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vegetation, artificial reef construction and a state recreational fishing survey.
Labs contain equipment for water analysis, primary productivity and
basic biochemistry (protein, lipid carbohydrate, ash, etc.). A relatively
large work force and large test areas allow for many varied field studies.
The use of aquaria and a full color photography lab aid in the educational

Local contacts:

Dade Marine Institute
4400A Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 361-7934

Florida Keys Marine Institute
Young Adult Conservation Corps
P.O. Box 1116, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-5119

Florida Ocean Sciences Institute, Inc.
3563 N.W. 8th Ave., Pompano
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(305) 942-1120

Jacksonville Marine Institute
1825 East 21st St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206
(9048;353-7555 or 353-7556

Panama City Marine Institute
222 East Beach Drive
Panama City, FL 32401
(904) 763-0748

Tampa Marine Institute
13.10 Shoreline Drive
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 248-5091

Florida Marine Science Education Association
President-elect: Marjorie R. Gordon
6301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406


Scope of Activity: Local, State, Regional and-National

FMSEA gpals are to improve marine science education by expanding the
educator's knowledge and improve materials available for teaching, and
to extend awareness and knowledge of the marine realm to individuals of
all ages in all parts of the country.
FMSEA is an organization of individuals residing throughout the state of
Florida and involved in some facet of marine science education. School
teachers, K-12, form the majority of members; followed by teachers at
environmental education centers; junior colleges, marine advisory per-
sonnel; county, state: and federal park naturalists; commercial marine
park personnel; scout leader, and interested individuals.
FMSEA has a quarterly journal and an annual meeting in late Spring
held in various parts of the state on a weekend. It is affiliated with the
National Marine Education Association.


The International Oceanographic Foundation
3979 Rickenbacker Causeway Virginia Key, Miami 33149
'05 361-5786

50 full time personnel


Scope of activity is global

The Foundation has been engaged in public education in ocean
science since 1953. It publishes a magazine, SEA FRONTIERS, and. a
newsletter, SEA SECRETS. It provides information services and a dis-
count mail order book service.

In 1975, the Foundation opened a unique science museum, PLANET
OCEAN, which is open to the general public. School groups from Dade
County and neighboring counties regularly use this museum as a teaching
aid. In addition, adult visitors come from all parts of North and South
America and Europe. The Museum uses the most modern and innovative tech-
niques available, including special multi-projection theaters, model ani-
mations, fiber optics, sound and visual effects to dramatize its teaching.
Exhibits are designed to reach people of all ages and degrees of sophisti-
cation. The Foundation also has embarked on the production of a series
of scientific motion pictures for television.
The Foundation is supported by a membership of about 60,000 in
110 different countries and by admission fees to PLANET OCEAN.
The Foundation works in close cooperation with the Rosenstiel
Schnnl of Marine and Atmoqnheric Science and the NOAA Laboratories in

Marine Science Education Center
1347 Palmer St.
Mayport, Florida 32233
(904) 246-2733 or 246-1521

12 total staff members

Fisheries, aquaculture, eco nomics, biomedical, seafood technology, engineering,
acoustics, navigation, data systems, coastal planning, geology, erosion, physics,
chemistry, legal, social sciences, diving, hydrodynamics, crafts, oceanography,
biology, photography, culinary arts, and fine. arts

Vessels: 19' Champ (outboard, work boat), 24' Stamas (inboard-outdrive)

Scope of Activity: Global

The Marine Science Education Center, a school without permanent students,
serves approximately 35,000 students, from regular schools each year by pro-
viding experiences that they would not normally receive in a regular classroom.
In addition to the equipment that might be expected in Biology, Physics, and
Chemistry Labs, the Center has two boats, collecting gear, a museum, a Wet
Lab containing 150-250 gallon aquaria, air compressors, a large wave tank, and
a 75,000 gallon outdoor tank for viewing large marine animals. In addition to
preserved animals in the museum and live animals in the Wet Lab, some animals
are frozen for use with blind students. The Center makes use of a salt marsh on
the St. John's River as.well as a state park and a naval station on the Atlantic
0n-1n F~fr fi~rlwork. The Center library is used for research and project work.
Two T.V. outfits, one portable, .have been used to produce A. V. materials. A
Variety of cameras produce stills, movies, and slides which are often developed
in our darkroom. Several of the staff members are excellent divers and they
are equipped for underwater exploration, photography, and collection.

i :'aritime Agricultural Training Experience
Pr. Drawer 1430
;K.y West, Florida 33040
:m^ 294-4773

:; faculty and/or research personnel
i technical personnel

I)isciplines represented are fisheries, seafood technology, navigation, physics,
chemistry, social sciences, diving, oceanography and biology.

V.ossels: 73' Wood Hull Shrimp Trawlers ( Rentals)

Scope of Activity: Local and State

The M. A. T. E. (Maritime Agricultural Training Experience) program was
developed to teach basic skills and knowledge needed to handle the job of a
d C'k hand on any fishing vessel. Our primary interest at this time is
training shrimp trawler mates. We are in the process of expanding our
training to include deep water tile fish and grouper fishing and long lining
for swordfish.

The student will receive classroom training in use of marine radios,
fathometers and Lorans A and C. On job training occurs on rental shrimp
trawlers. Each student spends at least ten days working as a mate on a


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Museum of Science, Inc.
3280 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, Florida 33129
(305) 854-4242

3 professional scientists
N/A technical perso:ni,

Disciplines represented are physics, diving and biology.

Vessels: N/A

Scope of Activity: Local

The Museum of Science, Inc. in Miami works to foster interest in marine life and
habitats with special emphasis on the local marine environment. Classes are held for
students grades 1 12 on Saturdays and during school vacations. Students learn while
they wade, snorkel or scuba dive. The program aims to foster a continuing apprecia-
tion, understanding and enjoyment of the sea while also teaching conservation and

The Museum of Science, Inc. supports the Florida Marine Aquarium Society and
the Florida Underwater Council which are affiliated with the Museum and meet in its
premises. In our Discovery Room we have a "hands-in" aquarium tank and other
live marine exhibits.


Local governmental activities in public health or pollution control
hst left to inquiry by individuals, whereas the organizations
LLsced have statewide or even regional impact through their efforts.
Again, the focus is on research and development and not regulatory or
enforcement functions.


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I'c i-ltd Department of Natural Resources Marine Research Laboratory
tiJ iTighth Avenue S.E.
>.* i'etcrsburg, Florida 33701

;: fa:iulty and/or research personnel
i tNechnical personnel

1iwcsiplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography and biology.

l.s.!.s: R/V Hernan Cortez 72' Modified shrimp trawler; R/V Montezuma, 32'
iniuard; Several 16 to 20' trailerable outboards

cope of Activity: Regional

The Florida Department of Natural Resources Marine Research Laboratory is
responsible for providing scientific data necessary for the development and sound
management of Florida's marine resources. Research activities are divided into
six programs:
1. Fisheries Stock Assessment: To determine population abundance, migration
;:nd dispersal patterns, size at entry into the fishery, recruitment, mortality, etc.
of selected species for management recommendations.
2. Life History Studies: To determine where and when certain fishes and
invertebrates spawn, at what age they become reproductive, at what age they
enter r the fishery, sex ratios in nature, nursery areas for juveniles, feeding
strategies, etc.
3. Habitat Restoration: To develop new techniques for supplying young seagrasses
.ind mangroves for revegetation and habitat restoration programs.
4. Benthic Community Studies: To (a) document and describe assemblages by
',itat, e. L.. West Florida Shelf. and (bh) a~psq. mnn-rnmnde effrct' t Ip-P o-rcu-mn
mu Florida's unique and irreplaceable coral reefs.
5. Red Tide: In 1973, FDNR determined Florida red tides are initiated 10 to
.*0 nmi offshore. Current research is directed toward predicting outbreaks via
satellite remote sensing based on hydrographic features and the delineation of
seeding areas.
6. Mariculture: To (a) artificially spawn and rear selected species for life
history and propagation data, and (b) rear green turtles from eggs to yearlings,
then tag and release reared stock to evaluate "head start" programs, determine
migratory routes and survival at sea.
The Marine Research Laboratory has well equipped chemistry, electron microscopy,
histology, and pathology laboratories. Numerous saltwater tanks house specimens for
agriculture studies. Light microscopes, spectrophotometers, x-ray, and other appropriate
laboratory gear are available to each project. Plant, invertebrate, and fish reference
collections are catalogued and expanding. An extensive library houses a continuously ex-
panding reference source and distributes Laboratory publications worldwide. The
laboratory is currently housed in two buildings in St. Petersburg, with three Field
Laboratories located at Jensen Beach, West Palm Beach, and Marathon. A modern,
three-story laboratory is under construction at the St. Petersburg site to provide
expanded laboratory facilities.

West.Florida Anthropod Research Laboratory
P.O. Box 2326, Panama City 32401
904 785-6159/769-0210

8 faculty and/or research personnel
4 technical personnel


One 11' and.two 15' outboard runabouts

Scope of activity is state-wide.

The laboratory is located on an approximate 10 acre peninsula
near the junction of St. Andrew, West and North Bays in Panama City,
Florida. The research mission of the laboratory is to develop, test
and recommend-effective and economical methods of controlling insects
of public health importance in the State of Florida.Various phases of
the control research conducted at this laboratory are concerned with
pest mosquitoes and sand flies.and the effects of control methods on
non-target organisms associated with the salt marsh environments in
the state. Numerous control recommendations have been issued to the
mosquito control districts throughout the state by this laboratory.
Brackish and freshwater test cells are maintained on the lab-
oratory premises for test purposes in developing effective and safe
control methods. The laboratory is equipped with a normal.supply of
compound and stereoscopic microscopes, salinity and pH meters, in-
secticide formulating equipment, inc.

United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service
P.O. Box 1208, Gainesville, Florida 32602

7 Full time Technical personnel

Disciplines represented are erosion and biology.

Vessels: None

Scope of activity is state.

Studies on coastal plants are carried out primarily at SCS's Plant
Materials Center (PMC) near Brooksville, Florida. The purpose it to
develop plants for revegetating coastal areas and thereby eliminating or
reducing soil erosion. Studies are also conducted on planting and manage-
ment techniques; and plant performance under field conditions.

The PMC is a modern, well-equipped operation with seed collecting,
cleaning, testing, and storage facilities. A greenhouse and cultivated
land are available for studies on growing plants.

U.S. EPA Environmental Research Laboratory
Gulf Breeze, Florida
(904) 932-5311

24 faculty and/or research personnel
5 technical personrn,

Disciplines represented are chemistry and biology.

Vessels: N/A

Scope of Activity: National

The Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, is one of fifteen research
laboratories adminiistered by the Office of Research and Development, of the Environ-
mental Protection Agency. Its mission is to conduct and manage research to determine
exposure-effects relationships in marine, coastal, and estuarine ecosystems,-resulting
from exposure to organic.and inorganic pollutants. These investigations are required
by EPA for the pesticide registration and control program and the development of water
quality criteria that will protect human health and aquatic ecosystems.

The laboratory occupies an 18-acre island in Santa Rosa Sound, located about six
miles.southeast of Pensacola, Florida. The facility was under the administration
of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, when it was transferred to the EPA following
its inception in 1970. The physical plant includes 26 buildings, of which 12 are re-

cated in 1977. A chemistry unit equipped with gas and liquid chromatographs is
housed in the bioassay laboratory.

U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division
-25 John Knox Road, Suite F-240
T.llahassee, Florida 32303

!15 full time faculty and/or research personnel:
91 full time technical personnel

Disciplines represented geology, physics, chemistry, diving, hydrodynamics,and

No vessels

Scope of activity is local, state, regional and national

Investigative and monitoring activities relative to estuarine and
coastal zone hydrology including circulation and water quality modeling,
fresh-water saltwater relations and dynamics, pollutional aspects, runoff

Major water quality laboratory, sampling and gaging equipment, com-
puterized data storage and processing.

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Naval Coastal Systems Center
Panama City, Florida
234-4011 (AC 904)

100 faculty and/or research personnel
200 technical personnel

Disciplines represented are engineering, acoustics, navigation,. data systems,
physics, chemistry, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 1 10 ton floating crane; 2 50' utility boats; 2 200' research/work
ships (under contract)

Scope of Activity: National and Global

The Naval Coastal Systems Center is a major research and development
activity of the Naval Material Command and maintains research, development,
test and evaluation capability in the following areas: Diving and Salvage,
Mine and Torpedo countermeasures, Acoustic Warfare, and Coastal Operations
Support. NCSC maintains special technical expertise in coastal technologies,
advanced craft test and evaluation (both surface and subsurface) and coastal
systems test and evaluation. Such special disciplines as Cryobenic Magnetics,
Hydrodynamic Design, High Frequency Solar, Hyperbaric Design and Shallow
Water Oceanography and emphasized. Situated on St. Andrew Bay, the Center
occupies almost 700 acres with additional small sites owned or leased along
the adjoining Gulf of Mexico. It has a protected harbor with easy access to
the Gulf.

Special facilities and equipment include: 2 offshore towers for manned or re-
motely monitored experiments, industrial shops, range data and control center and
tracking systems, special purpose and general purpose digital and analog
computers, magnetic quiet test area, acoustic test pool, ocean simulation facility
(manned hypersarii tests to 2250' depth equivalent) and extensive modern labora-
tory and electronic equipment.

NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and
Meteorological Laboratories
15 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida
305-361-3361 ext. 350/353.

30) research personnel
120 technical personnel

Engineering, acoustics, navigation, data systems, geology, erosion, physics,
chemistry, hydrodynamics, oceanography, and biology

Vessels: Primary user of NOAA Research Vessel RESEARCHER, 2800 T.
Access to other vessels of the NOAA Fleet. The lab operates the R/V

Scope of Activity: Global

The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories of NOAA is
located on Virginia Key, Miami, Florida and represents one of the two NOAA
Oceanographic Laboratories (excluding Fisheries Research). It consists of
five laboratories: Physical Oceanography Laboratory (PhOL); Ocean Chemistry
laboratory (OCL); Marine Geology and Geophysics Laboratory (MG & GL);
Sea-Air Interaction Laboratory (SAIL); and the National Hurricane and Experi-
m ent.l Meteorology Laboratory (NHEML).

The goals of the laboratories are to advance research in marine fore-
casting and charting resulting in better public service by other components
of NOAA.

The laboratories are primary users of the NOAA Ship RESEARCHER and of
the NOAA Research Flight Center's research aircraft P3's. They also operate
R/V VIRGINIA KEY, a former Army T-boat for oceanographic work along the
U. S. East Coast and the Caribbean.

National Marine. Fisheries Service
SEFC, Panama City Laboratory
3500 Delwood Beach Road
Panama City, Florida 32407
(904) 234-6541

13 faculty and/or research personnel
3 technical personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, oceanography and biology.

Vessels: N/A

Scope of Activity: Regional

The mission of the Panama City Laboratory, one of seven research laboratories
of the Southeast Fisheries Center, is to conduct research on those aspects of the
life history,of marine fishes that will be useful in formulating plans to conserve
and manage these fishes. Projects in progress to accomplish this mission in-
clude age and growth studies, reproduction studies, food habits studies, and
migration studies. Species presently being investigated include king mackerel,
Spanish mackerel, bluefish, Atlaitic bonito, little tunny, dolphin, red sn appear,
yellowtail snapper and several species of grouper. In addition, the sport-
fishery and biology of billfishes plus the biology of marine turtles are also
under investigation.

St. Andrew Bay, include this main laboratory building (13, 380 sq. ft.), a gear
storage building (4,-800 sq. ft.), a boat house (2,320 sq. ft.), and a paint and oil
storage building (120 sq. ft.). Several small boats, powered with outboard
motors, are maintained at the laboratory-.

S-. ,:i,:Il Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
*,,eonnl Marine Fisheries Service
:... .;tcast Fisheries Center
SVin nia Beach Drive
.:!a.l Florida 33149
1, -3;-57, 1

!:proximately 300 Scientists, Technicians and support personnel

*.: 'riies, aquaculture, economics, seafood technology, engineering, data
systems, coastal planning, chemistry, diving, oceanography, and biology

*vs.sis: R/V' OREGON II 170' research vessel berthed at Pascagoula, MS.
.1,' R/V ONSLOW BAY, berthed at Beaufort, N. C. and the 43' R/V
KrNGFISH II berthed at Pascagoula, MS.

Scope of Activity: Local, State and Regional


Research responsibilities for the Southeast Fisheries Center include the
living resources of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Central and
-;,uth Atlantic Oceans.

The Center staff conducts research from seven Laboratories. Data base management
i.; conducted by the Center's Technical Information Management Services (TIMS), locat-
*.d at each of the seven laboratories and 26 other field locations throughout the Southeast.i

[.\A ORATOHY FUNCTIONS (Objectives): The laboratory is engaged in fishery I
r:.;e:irch on the population dynamics, biology, and ecology of oceanic pelagic fishes,
In-.':-r.'brltt s, particularly shrimp, and in conducting surveys of resources. Studies'
,n fi:;hes include the Atlantic bluefin tuna, marlins, sailfish, swordfish, and sharks.
i"nh shrimp research focuses on the stocks harvested by U.S. fishermen off the
ilorthern coast of South America. Resource surveys are carried out in the fisher',
* rn-.'rat':ion e zone and are concerned vith ecology and the early life history of fishes i
..' in'-rte-brates. Information is provided to fishery management councils and to
n.in:r-r'ial and recreational fishing interests.

.'\Il.AS OF EXPERTISE: Life history, biology, and population dynamics of
:"! coraii-niical and recreational fishes and invertebrates inhabiting the tropical ''
i.L:1 'u.utropici-l waters off the United States. Extensive cooperative tagging pro- :
-'."11-t for billfishes, including sv'.ordfish, bluefin tunas, and sharks are conducted
ir"Cm this laboratory. The identification, distribution, and abundance of the eggs,
1 '1:1. i ... 1 juvcnil,. of tropical nnd subtropical fishes are actively studied.

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National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Region
9450 .Koger Blvd. St. Petersburg. 33702
813 893-3141 FTS 826-3141

25 technical personnel

Fisheries. -conomics, seafood technology, data systems, coastal planning,

Scope of activity is global.

The Southeast Region serves as the regional representative of
the Director for Fisheries with state conservation agencies, recrea-
tional interests, the fishing industry and other constituencies and
the general public. The region is responsible for planning, organizing
and implementing fishery management conservation programs, including
regulatory requirements, fisheries management plans, fisheries develop-
ment, recreational fisheries, international fisheries and services
throughout the range of NMFS programs. It provides administrative
and technical support to regional fishery management councils and is
responsible for program planning and evaluation, budgeting and admin-
istrative.support services for various NMFS elements in the Southeast.

Our four major regional program elements are Fisheries Law
Enforcement, Fisheries Development, Environmental and Technical
Services and Fisheries Management.
We have no research capabilities at our St. Petersburg location,
nor do we have any specialized laboratory facilities for such research.
Research is done by the Southeast Fisheries Center which is located in
Miami. The Center has seven research laboratories distributed through-
out the Southeast. Information regaru.i1 i eaC cLu jaU bii; o -i-d
research activities'should be directed to the Southeast Fisheries Center.

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A.pla life Research Corporation
'.O. Box 3414, Marathon Shores, Florida 33052

3 full time faculty and/or research personnel
1 full time technical personnel

discipliness represented are fisheries, aquaculture, diving and biology.

Vessels 1, 22.2 ft. Aquasport outboard.

Scope of activity is local.

Aqualife Research Corporation is a small mariculture company in the
Florida Keys specializing in the development of techniques for the culture
of marine tropical fish. The culture and maintenance of other marine
animals and plants are also included in the general activities of the
company. Commercial application of these techniques through sale of cultured
fish to available markets is the end result of the technology that is devel-

Facilities include a brood stock and hatchery building, flow through
growout systems and air and sea water supply systems. Experience and
facilities for disease identification and control and water analysis are also
available .

Battelle Columbus Laboratories, Florida Marine Research Facility
Sailfish Drive Ponce Inlet Daytona Beach 32019
904 761-3072, 767-3330

4 full time faculty and/or research personnel
4 Technical personnel

Fisheries, aquaculture, biomedical, seafood technology, diving,
hydrodynamics, biology, marine fouling, atmospheric corrosion,
bioassay, toxicity, environmental assessment

22' Aquasport research vessel and a 17' jon boat for sampling

Scope of activity is global.

Battelle's Florida Marine Research Facility in Daytona
Beach is one of Battelle Memorial Institute's three marine labora-
tories which interact to provide coast to coast capabilities in the
fields of marine toxicology/bioassay research, environmental.impact
assessment/monitoring, and marine biofouling/corrosion research.
The other two marine laboratories are located in Sequim, Washington
and Duxbury, Massachusetts. Affiliation with these two laboratories
enables the Florida Laboratory to draw.from a large pool of bio-
logical, chemical, and mathematical capabilities and expertise
specifically geared toward marine environmental research.

Bioassay/toxicology/aquaculture facilities include an in-
tegrated 100 gpm seawater system capable of delivering unfiltered,
filtered, and temperature controlled water to over 75,000 gallons
of holding, rearing and exposure facilities. Exposure facilities

metering pumps for water and airborne toxicant delivery systems,
toxicant removal systems, and water quality monitoring systems.
Environmental assessment/monitoring equipment include two sampling
vessels which are supported by an extensive array of hydrographic
and biological field sampling gear and SCUBA equipment. Facilities
are well suited for.processing, enumerating, identifying, and quan-
tifying benthic, epibenthic and pelagic species. Marine fouling
facilities include over 2,000 sq. ft. of exposure dock space and
450' of Halifax River front property for invertebrate fouling
research including intertidal, total immersion, mud line and benthic
exposures. Algal fouling facilities are provided in our filtered
water outdoor pools. Atmospheric corrosion facilities are located
on 200 front feet of oceanfront property in Ponce Inlet, consisting
of 20,000 sq. ft. of exposure.area. Numerous types of exposure
racks and devices are available for a variety of specimen con-


Columbia Research Corporation
;ulf Coast Division, Coastal Resources Analysis Branch
*0.. Box 9453, Panama City, Florida 32407

0i full time faculty and/or research personnel
34 full time technical personnel

Disciplines represented are aquaculture, seafood technology, engineering,
acoustice, navigation, data systems, coastal planning, physics, diving,
hydrodynmaics, oceanography, and biology.

Vessels: 1-24 foot inboard/outboard.

Scope of activity is local and state.

Columbia Research Corporation (CRC) and the Coastal Resources Analysis
Branch (CRAB), are located a mile from the worlds most beautiful beaches, at
Panama City Beach, Florida. CRC provides support in the following areas.

1. Diving and Salvage
2. Mine Countermeasures and Navigation
3. Acoustic Countermeasures
4. Special Warfare/Marine/amphibious Warfare

In conjunction with CRC, CRAB offers technical support in Ocean Engineering/
Technology and Environmental Studies.

tUri.l t iLd bOlI.'Cc rUlci-Lo iillll ^ UJOUL) LJi a. waCnLi*5LK Dia i ulxi LL c ).
capable of performing bacteriological and nutrient analyses on water, shellfish
and sediments; aquaculture design and implementation, and Environmental Impact

EG&G, Bionomics Marine Research Laboratory
Route 6, Box 1002
Pensacola, Florida 32507
(904) 492-0515

6 research personnel
8 technical personnel

Fisheries, aquaculture, che:,'stry, diving and biology

Vessels: Most projects are conducted using rented boats which meet the needs
of the specific project. The laboratory owns a 7.4 meter (m) Aquasport with a 175
horsepower (hp) Evinrude motor and a 4. 2 m jon-boat with a 6 hp motor.

Scope of Activity: Global

EG&G is a Massachusetts based, Fortune 500 company that provides a variety
of goods and services to worldwide industries and governments. EG&G, Bionomics
is a multi-disciplinary organization involved in aquatic. toxicological research in
freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments. Toxicity tests, bioaccumulation
potential studies, and chemical analyses have been performed on an extremely
wide variety of different materials; pure chemicals, mixtures of chemicals,
complex industrial effluents, mine tailings,, drilling muds, and sediments. Field
studies to determine the environmental impact of. these materials have also been
conducted at various U. S. locations and Puerto Rico. Bionomics has two geo-
graphic locations. The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory, which conducts work in
freshwater environments, and an Analytical Chemistry Laboratory are located
in Wareham, MA. Bionomics MarineResearch Laboratory, which conducts

Laboratory is located in Pensacola, FL.
Bionomics. Marine Research Laboratory is located on Big Lagoon, a Gulf
of Mexico estuary near Pensacola, Florida. This location allows the use of. high
quality, natural seawater for holding, culturing, acclimating, and testing a
variety of saltwater organisms. Seawater holding facilities are designed to allow
adjustment over a wide range of salinities and temperatures before the seawater
enters the 4000 square foot wet laboratory where the tests are conducted and
marine organisms are .cultured. The wet laboratory has two environmentally
controlled rooms, 12 Mount and B rugs diluters for flow-through tests, and
6 thermostatically controlled water baths which allow 18.static tests to be con-
ducted simultaneously. The wet lab also has a chemical preparation room, a
glass shop, a library, and an emergency generator that can supply sufficient
power to operate the entire laboratory in the event normal electrical service is
interrupted. Field sampling equipment includes a variety. of dredges, corers,
nets, seines, and water samplers. Chemical analyses are conducted in a
separate 600 square foot building equipped with a gas chromatograph, air exhaust
hoods, bench space, and extraction apparatuses.

Florida Oceanographic Society
1212 Riverside Drive, Stuart Florida 33494

Full time faculty and/or research personnel varies with project requirements.

Disciplines represented are engineering, navigation, data systems, coastal
planning, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography,
and biology.

Vessels: Small outboard collecting boats, various larger boats as donated from
time to time.

Scope of activity is state.

Florida Oceanographic Society, established since 1964, is dedicated to
the encouragement and development of marine sciences through the support of
research and educational activities. Located on the St. Lucie Estuary, the
Society is actively involved in the study of the estuary, inlet and near
coastal reef systems..

The headquarters building includes a research library, laboratory and
limited living facilities for visiting scientists and science educators.
It provides a center for conferences, lectures and workshops on marine science
issues and contributes to the community's understanding of the marine environ-
ments. The facilities also include dock areas to capacitate both large and
small vessels. The large laboratory and adjoining areas are modified to meet
a particular project's requirements.

General Oceanics, Inc.
5535 NW 7th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33127
(305) 754-6658

3 research personnel
30 technical personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, engineering, data systems, physics, chemistry,
hydrodynamics, .and oceanography.

Vessels: one 42' workboat.

Scope of Activity: Global

Design, manufacture research instruments for use in hydrology with a major
emphasis in oceanography. 90% of our products are patented and are divided into
main groups of: water samplers; water sensors for flow, temperature, and tide;
marine biological samplers; wire metering; and systems for shipboard use.. We
manufacture these items in our Miami plant of 7,000.square feet.

;Generacl Offshore Corporation
2605 Stirling Road (33312)
P.0. Box 21727, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33335

No faculty/research personnel
11 technical personnel

Economics, engineering, navigation, physics, diving, hydrodynamics and

Vessels: one 65' technical support craft (owned). Several R/V's to 165'

Scope of activity is global

General Offshore Corporation is a small business engaged in the support
of a wide variety of marine technical programs conducted by: the U.S. Navy,
many of their large contractors, and offshore oil and mineral operators.
his support includes marine and ocean engineering and design, at-sea testing,
fabrication of specialized winches, handling systems, buoys...etc., crew
services, and logistics. In addition, the company operates and maintains ten
Navy support craft of various types and sizes out of bases in New London,
Connecticut; Ft. Lauderdal, Florida; and Key West, Florida.

General Offshore Corporation's headquarters facility in Ft. Lauderdale
includes two office buildings and a large shop/warehouse building as well as
a half acre assembly and staging area. The shop is equipped for fabrication
-1 .---i- ~ -ri PomirmrPnt. Mnuc nf the equipment, including a large
trailer mounted welding machine, is transportable for dockside use.

In addition, specialized instrumentation is available on a rental basis
and currently includes side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, digital recorders,
and precision positioning systems.

Gulf Specimen Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 237
Panacea, Florida 32346

1 faculty and/or research personnel
3 technical perl -"'


Vessels: 1 26' Aquasport, 1 17' fiberglass tunnelboat, 1 10' skiff

Scope of Activity: Global

Gulf Specimen collects, cultures and supplies living marine invertebrates
and fishes from the shallow northeastern Gulf of Mexico to colleges, universities,
public schools and public aquaria for research and educational use.

Approximately 80,000.gallons of filtered sea water are maintained under
roof in both large and small holding tanks. A large inventory of the local
fauna is maintained at all times. This allows excellent facilities for ecolo-
gical and ethological research together with a wide array of unpolluted
field habitats. Visiting investigators are welcome to use these facilities.
Limited dry lab space is available.

1 !farium
*Lghwaiy 98 East, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
o04-244-5169; 904-242-8378

2 Fuil time faculty and/or research personnel
12 full time technical personnel

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, economics, engineering,
icoustics, navigation, chemistry, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography and biology.

.'ssels: one 38' sport fisherman collecting, diving boat.
one 20' collector
one 16' collector, diving boat.

;cope of activity is local.

The Gulfarium, a marine show aquarium, was opened to the public in 1955.
.any former and present employees have utilized the facility to further their
educational activities. Scientists from the University of Florida and Florida
State University, University of West Florida and other colleges and universities
have utilized our facilities. Four museums have been supplied with specimens
for their collections.

The facility has seven large marine mammal tanks and pools, one large
!lass fronted tank containing many species from the Gulf of Mexico, a penguin
facility, and otter facility, and 15 other tanks and pools.

Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc.
RR 1, Box 196
Fort Pierce, Florida 33450
(305) 465-2400

21 faculty and/or personnel.
66 technical pei "-

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, engineering, navigation,
data systems, coastal planning, geology, chemistry, diving, hydrodynamics,
oceanography and biology.

Vessels: 2 research ships 100 and 124', numerous small craft, and 2 research
submersibles of the 2000' class.

Scope of Activity: National

Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation established
primarily for the development of tools and systems for underwater oceano-
graphic research. Basic and applied research is conducted at the Johnson
Science Laboratory in aquaculture and pollution ecology with emphasis on the
Indian River Coastal Zone including the estuary and adjacent continental

Harbor Branch scientists and research assistants represent a multidiscip-
linary team of chemists, geologists, physical oceanographers, botanists,
benthic ecologists, fisheries biologists and other marine science disciplines.

Scientists at Harbor Branch receive supporL ruin nlmCtLo Vu >l I.: ;11
Engineering Laboratory. This support takes the form of ship and research
submersible operations as well as development of special sampling tools.
The unique JOHNSON-SEA-LINK class submersibles provide scientists with
diver lockout capabilities with mixed gas diving to 350' and one atmosphere
observation and manipulator sampling to 2000'.

Harbor Branch has a growing technical library; a DEC 11/34 minicompu-
ter; R&D labs; drafting facilities;.high and low bay machine and fabrication
shops; two specially designed chemistry labs for nutrient, trace metal, and
pesticide research; scanning and transmission electron microscopes; two
ships and numerous small research Vessels and land vehicles; 800 ton Marine
Railway Drydock.

[::.titute for Delphinid Research
?'.0. Box Dolphin, Marathon Shores, Florida Keys 33052

li) Full time faculty and/or research personnel
:ilL time technical personnel

:)Di iplines represented are biomedical, data systems, social sciences,
diving, and biology.

;v.seiis: N/A

;,:cope of activity is local

The I.D.R. is presently involved in varied aspects of marine mammals.
We provide daily shows for the public that are educationally oriented.
Our narration covers breeding, explaining the many facets of husbandry
necessaryy for successful dolphin reproduction; and displaying our maternity
facility housing the babies born in captivity, along with their parents.
We give a complete explanation and demonstration of various forms of dolphin
training. Research is involved with an ongoing study of communication projects
with Tursiops truncatus. In addition to the on-site activities, the I.D.R. is
part of the East Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is actively involved
in conservation activities via the International Whaling Commission.

The dolphins are housed in 1.5 acres of ocean pens located in the Gulf
of Mexico, a completely natural environment. An open tidal pool area houses

A small electronics workshop contains a disk-based 6205 microcomputer, a
specialized software library, and the capacity to record, analyze and transmit
underwater audio signals. A video tape system routinely records behavioral

Marineland, Inc.
Rt. 1, Box 122
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

1 faculty and/'o- research personnel
2 technical persoi,..c

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, diving, oceanography and

Vessels: Several small outboards

S cope of Activity: Local, State, Regional and National

Marineland, Inc., or-Marineland of Florida, the world's first oceanarium,
is located directly on the ocean along highway A1A between St. Augustine and
Daytona Beach. Research is normally conducted as part.of the daily routine,
primarily aimed at the maintenance of its living collection, and is also under-
taken on behalf of, or provides the means for, outside investigators, various
state and federal agencies, and various academic organizations. Researchers
working at the Marineland complex have pioneered many of the now standard
practices used in the captive maintenance of marine organisms. Holding areas
and similar facilities are often made available to such scientists. In addition,
Marineland serves as the site for the C.V. Whitney Marine Research Labora-
tory, which is presently engaged in a varied program of marine-oriented
research. Both organizations actively collaborate on numerous projects.

Facilities include: the attraction complex comprising two 450,000 gallon
display tanks, several marine mammal display areas, and many small marine
oriented, displays. Also included are the boat facilities, a complete marina,
the Marineland Research Laboratory, and several support buildings, along with
the Marineland Quality Inn.

M.'otl Marine Laboratory, Inc.
!i;o) C'ity island Pank
';ir;tLsota, Florida 33577
I:). :$8S-4441

Si faculty and/or research personnel
19 technical personnel

"i'ish:ries, biomedical, engineering, acoustics, geology, erosion, chemistry,
,,cminography and biology

Vs.e-ls: Several boats; from skiffs to 36' in length

Scope of activity: Local and State

The Mote Marine Laboratory is an outgrowth of the Cape Haze Marine
laboratory which was originally chartered in 1955 as a nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to basic research in marine biology. The Laboratory is
located on City Island in Sarasota on a six acre site fronting on Sarasota
Bay and New Pass, with access to the Gulf of Mexico. The main building
has 13,000 square feet of floor space containing a library, and aquarium
room, and sixteen research laboratories and collection rooms. Two
temperature controlled concrete pools, filled with filtered seawater, house
sharks and other large marine animals. A large tank, approximately 130
feet in diameter, is utilized for long-term study of sharks. Maintenance
costs arc derived from the Mote Scientific Foundation, membership con-
tributions, and modest charges to investigators for laboratory space and
marine animals.
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two categories:

1. Bio-medical research using marine organisms for translating
experimental results to human health.

2. Environmental assessment for such diverse problems as the
effect of hot water effluent from power plants on fishes; mero-
plankton and benthic organisms; effects of dredge and fill, sea
walls, etc. on the marine environment; environmental impact
statements and beach restoration.

Specialized equipment includes atomic absorption, gas chromotography,
scintillation counter and standard units such as spectrophotometers,
balances, microscopes, etc.

Ocean Farming Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 164
Tavernier, Florida 33070

4 research personnel
10 technical pe.o. 1

Fisheries, aquaculture, seafood technology, engineering, diving, and marine

Vessels: 2 small motorboats

Scope of Activity: Global

Ocean Farming Systems, Inc. is principally configured to be a profit-making
enterprise in the broad field of pet, bait, and food fish activity... saltwater only.
As such, research and development play important roles. 15000 sq. ft. of the
new million dollar facility in Plantation Key is devoted to breeding, hatching,
and raising of marine fish. The Company is the leading world exponent of tank-
raised brine shrimp culture, and these are sent alive worldwide. The Company
developed a unique salt water nutrient and conditioner, Ocean Green, a unicellula
green algae/plant which has revolutionized the concept of marine pet fishkeeping
by instantaneously conditioning a tank or aquarium for ocean-oriented fish.
New ventures are many, and the pursuit will be facilitated by the new plant.
Among those beyond the pure research stage, and well into development, is the
domestic breeding of pompano.

,a.: W.orl., Incorporated
*;'h St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
)L.- 25-6612

;: Y.i'l time faculty and/or
SFul. time technical personnel

,i,;,-iplines represented are economics, engineering, acoustics, diving and

';:;ts: 1 23' open fisherman outboard

Scope of activity is local.

Ocean World is a small privately owned marine park located in Fort
L..-derdale, Florida. The park is a commercial enterprise geared toward
Spub l.c display and entertainment. All of our research and experimentation
h.is been in conjunction with the health and wellbeing of our own collection.
STis has brought about several noteworthy events; the laying and subsequent
hatchLng of our loggerhead sea turtle's and alligator's eggs. Through the
c'ire and maintenance of our animals we have become quite proficient in water
Siltration, marine mammal handling and medicating, preventative medicine,
cti:. Our health record is outstanding.

There are three large pools, a shark moat and an alligator pit from
.'h!ch shows and demonstrations are presented four times daily. We also
hiive several smaller pools and enclosures that provide comfort and security
* or animals with a maximum of public observation and access to the
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thru personal interaction with the animals in our exhibits.


Potomac Research, Incorporated
1607 Lisenby Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32405

12 faculty/research personnel (all on consultant basis)

Aquaculture, ecoi... ic, biomedical, engineering, acoustics, navigation,
data systems, coastal planning, geology, erosion, physics, chemistry, social
sciences, diving, hydrodynamics, oceanography, biology.

1 vessel the 23' John Almand

Scope of activity is national

Potomac Research, Incorporated is primarily an engineering and technical
support organization, and represents the most complete scientific support
capability available in the North Florida region. PRI also maintains a complete j
environmental laboratory. The goals and functions of this laboratory are aquatic
estuarine, and marine studies. Included are-experimental design and preparation
of environmental impact studies as well as studies with unique requirements such
as environmental support for experiments on.the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
(OTEC) system. PRI also maintains a computer support group for programming and

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'. ,rld of Florida
s ;i(7 Sa World Drive, Orlando, Florida 32809

:. u.i! time faculty and/or research personnel
S, ll time technical personnel

:sciplines represented are biomedical, acoustics, physics, chemistry, and
.b," 'i i* lcgy ;1,

-. ;;els: one 28', and 24', and one 20' collecting/research vessel.

;ope of activity is state.

I" Sea World of Florida-researches husbandry programs for marine mammals,
birds and fishes on two fronts; as a continuing effort to enhance welfare
S of those animals in the company's various collections, and under the aegis *
of the non-profit Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute in cooperation with
..irious state and federal agencies.

Within the theme park, a 135-acre family entertainment complex in
n. orlando, Florida, the curatorial staff overseas the collecting, housing,
.rind maintenance of nearly 2,000 animals which includes marine mammals,
is.hes, and a variety of waterfowl. Research efforts are focused on
:ietary preferences, blood analyses, water quality, social and reproductive
S behavior, and other matters related to animal husbandry and propagation.

The Sea World curatorial staff also responds to numerous calls each
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S animals. In particular, the staff has assumed a high profile in researching
S reproductive behavior of the endangered Florida manatee. Those studies include
l ood analyses, food intake, congregant and courtship behavior and are under-
taken in an effort to establish a repopulation program for such endangered
S :species. Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute is also engaged in breeding
programs for various species not on endangered or threatened lists.


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Tetra Tech, Inc.
7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 321B
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Corporate Headquarters:
630 N. Rosemea r" -1.
Pasadena, CA 91107

5 faculty and/or research personnel
6 technical personnel

Engineering, data systems, coastal planning, erosion, physics, diving, hydro-
dynamics, and oceanography.

Scope of Activity: Global

Tetra Tech provides engineering and technical management services in the
fields of water and energy resources. The Company also develops, manufactures,
and markets an extensive line of marine products and systems including under-
water television cameras and inspection systems, oceanographic instrumentation,
and remote controlled deep sea inspection vehicles.
The Jacksonville, Florida office of Tetra Tech is engaged in both research
and engineering design activities concerning the marine environment. These
range from the study and design of major beach nourishment projects in Florida
and New York, to mathematical modeling of nearshore circulation and thermal
plumes issuing from nuclear power plants. The Jacksonville offices are
housed in approximately 5300 square feet including library, conference room,
equipment storage, data processing center, and professional offices space.
Computer facilities include AMDAHL 470 time sharing via a Raytheon PTS-100
system, and standalone capabilities using an HP2647A Intelligent Graphi.cs
System. Auxiliary support includes printer plotter, pen plotters, digitizer,
and graphics equipment.

rpiceal Biioindustries
:00, Southwest 87 Court, Room 104, Miami, Florida 33176

i'ull time faculty and/or research personnel
S'ui time technical personnel

:;i,-iplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, coastal planning, and
*, i ( osy.

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:c::pe of activities are local,state and global.

Tropical Bioindustries is a subsidiary of Groton Associates, Incorporated.

Tropical Bioindustries has made possible by assemblage of full time
specialists s and internal generation of operating philosophy, a body of knowledge
and experience which is relevant to current state of technology in resource
.apping, aquatic sciences, tropical agriculture, lake management, economically
sound bioindustrial business .enterprises and land planning. A strong belief
in beneficial outcome of "cross-fertilization" of ideas has led us to participate
as members of multi-disciplinary planning teams for both private and public
or-ganization at the national and international levels, in many regions of the
worldld but with particular emphasis on tropical and sub-tropical environments.


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Wometco Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Fl. 33149
(305) 361-5705

Approximately 200 research personnel.
Approximately 2)i technical personnel.

Disciplines represented are fisheries, aquaculture, biomedical, engineering, diving,
arid biology.

Vessels: one custum 75' steel hulled yacht seaquarium, one 20' Mako, two 16' Boston

Scope of activity is global.

The Seaquarium, the world's largest tropical aquarium, is located on 57 acres
within the Virginia Key marine science complex. In addition to conducting its own
research in connection with the. maintenance of its collection, the Seaquarium
cooperates with the Department of .the Interior and the University of Miami. Scientists
working at the Seaquarium have pioneered numerous projects relating to marine
biology, and specimens have been.supplied to others doing research throughout
the nation.
Two large tanks and 44 smaller tanks and pools permit observation of marine life
in a habitat closely approaching its natural environment, both from above and through
a series of underwater windows. Many specimens of a variety of sharks are kept in
the shark channel.



Representation of statewide user groups often involves the establishment
In officer or central contact Doint that can provide the nuilhic vith b
starLing point for learning more about a particular marine resource.
Also in this miscellaneous section are public groups that deal with
certain marine resources. Both groups include fisheries, ports, erosion,
marine trades, etc.




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Although not primarily devoted to research or education, the following
,,~mdnizations are listed due to the important role they play in making
,:-prehensive information available for certain broad areas of interests:

Florida Marine Life Association
156 Dove Avenue
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 852-5459

A trade organization of collectors, shippers, wholesalers, and retailers
; marinee organisms for the aquarium hobby.

Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association, Inc.
325 John Knox Road, F-214
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(904) 386-1983

Encourages the preservation and restoration of Florida's beaches.

Florida Waterways Association, Inc. '
P. 0. Box 1766
Palatka, FL 32077
(904) 328-5869

A private, non-profit corporation devoted to the improvement of
biorida's ports and waterways throughout the state.

Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Development Foundation i
5401 West Kennedy Blvd., Suite 571

(813) 870-3390 i

Develops fishery business and technological practices.

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 881
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 228-2815

A planning agency engaged in developing fishery management plans for i
the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico under the provision of PL 94-265.

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
1 Southpark Circle, Suite 306
Charleston, SC 29407 '
(803) 571-4366

A planning agency engaged in developing fishery management plans for
~e fisheries of the South Atlantic under the provision of PL 94-265. IL

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Marine Industries Association of Florida, Inc.
Bob Ulrich, President
1995 N.E. 150 St.
No. Miami, FL 33181
(305) 945-7403

A trade organization of marine dealers, marina and boatyard operators,
manufacturers, and marine support industries.

Orga.i' Fishermen of Florida
Box 740
Melbourne, FL 32901
(305) 725-5215

A non-profit corporation devoted to the improvement of Florida's
commercial fishing industry.

Southeastern Fisheries Association, Inc.
124 West Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(904) 224-6821

A non-profit corporation devoted to the improvement of Florida's
fishing and seafood processing industries

Port Authorities

Following is a list of Florida Port Authorities. Most support service
required for normal ship operation and the special requirements of
oceanography are available in the ports and.many also serve as customs porl
of entry. At some ports large shipbuilding firms provide building,
maintenance, and major repair services.

Port Boca Grande,
Punta Gorda, FL

Port Manatee,
Bradenton, FL

Canaveral Port Authority
Cape Canaveral, FL

Port Evergaldes Authority
Port Everglades, FL

Port of Fernandina
Fernardina Beach, FL

Ft. Pierce Port & Airport Authority
Fort Pierce, FL

Jacksonville Port Authority
Jacksonville, FL

Port of Key West
Key West, FL

Port Laudania Terminal, Inc.
Dania, FL

Mayport Naval Station
Mayport, FL

Port of Miami
Miami, FL 33132

Port of Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL

Panama City Port Authority
Panama City, FL

Pensacola Port Authority
Pensacola, FL

Port St. Jow Port Authority
Port.St. Joe, FL

Port of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL

Port Sutton
Tampa, FL

Tampa Port Authority
Tampa, FL


.!a i .iMarine Education & Research Organizations

;.i ,.- _, Organization:

N',.:nher of full-time professionals:

S___ Educational


S Number of full-time technical personnel:

Disciplines represented (circle):

aquaculture, biology, biomedical, fisheries, seafood technology,

acoustics, chemistry, data systems, engineering, erosion, geology,

hydrodynamics, navigation, oceanography, physics, coastal planning,

economics, law, social sciences

Vessels, size and type:

Scope of Activity:

global national regional state

Descriptive narrative (two paragraphs -- 1. marine goals and general
purpose; 2. specialized lab equipment and facilities):

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