Institute of Marine Biology
The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biologys
(HIMB) Coconut Island Laboratory is located in Kaneohe
Bay, about 25 minutes from the Manoa campus. In
addition to analytical equipment for environmental
and behavioral studies, the lab has several enclosed
seawater ponds and penned holding facilities, and
tanks and aquaria with running seawater. Its location
and a fleet of small boats provide easy access to
a variety of shallow water habitats in Kaneohe Bay;
two larger boats also are available.
Biomedical Research Center
The Pacific Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) includes
three units with strong ties to the Zoology graduate
program. In addition, its electron microscopy facility
is available for use by Zoology faculty and students.
The Kewalo Marine Laboratory, located on the Honolulu
waterfront, focuses on study of bio-molecular interactions
in the coastal environment, particularly in relation
to the developmental biology of marine organisms.
Facilities include an excellent sea water system
and instrumentation for organismic, cellular, molecular
and biochemical studies, as well as easy access
to a diversity of marine environments.
Laboratory of Neurobiology
The Békésy Laboratory is the Universitys
focal point for research in neurobiology. Its facilities
include laboratories well equipped for neurobiological
as well as biochemical and molecular biological
work, and support facilities such as darkrooms,
electronics, machine, and carpentry shops, and extensive
The Bernice P. Bishop Museum is the state museum
of Hawaii. It has major collections of animals
and plants from Hawaii and throughout the
Pacific, as well as active research programs in
a variety of fields. These facilities are available
to Zoology faculty and students.
Dolphin Quest Oahu is an interactive public
display facility that houses Atlantic Bottlenose
Dolphins. Dolphin Quest Oahu serves as a site
for studies of Marine Mammal Biology