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Shoals Marine Laboratory
York County, Maine
42.9891° -70.6144°


Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) is a seasonal field station located on Appledore Island. Lying six miles offshore from the Maine/New Hampshire border, this splendid 95 acre island is secluded, yet accessible. Only a one hour boat ride from Portsmouth, NH, Appledore is a natural laboratory and classroom. The rocky intertidal zone, seabird colonies, and the open sea are right outside the door at SML, providing participants with a direct route to the world of marine science.

Customized identification guides

Checklists with images, maps, and links

Albums of site participants

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  • Dr. Willy Bemis, Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory -- web24@cornell.edu -- 607-255-3717
  • Nancy Lowe, Outreach Coordinator, Discover Life -- nancy@discoverlife.org -- 404-272-4526
Updated: 30 September, 2010
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