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UC Santa Cruz Institute of Marine Sciences

The University of California, Santa Cruz, is on the forefront of marine science research and education. Set on the edge of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the nation's largest marine sanctuary, the campus provides student and scientists who seek to study the ocean and its life a unique opportunity to pursue their dreams and ambitions.

The Institute of Marine Sciences, an Organized Research Unit of the University of California, has the responsibility to encourage, facilitate, develop, and support facilities to enhance marine science research and education, attract extramural funds, and foster mutually productive relationships between the University and federal and state government agencies, as well as other non-governmental marine organizations.