A full service marine research and education laboratory in the heart of the Florida Keys.

Vessel Fleet

See how our fleet of research vessels can assist you with your field research and education needs.  

Seawater Systems

KML's flow through seawater system offers the ability to control for temperature and pH with a range of table sizes and configurations. 

Housing Options

KML offers traditional and dormitory style housing great for long term research stays or educational courses. 

The Keys Marine Laboratory is a full-service marine field station situated in the heart of the Florida Keys island chain at mile marker 68.5. The facility offers a unique opportunity for college level education and researchers studying the only tropical marine ecosystems in the continental United States. An ideal location with easy access to Florida Bay, the Everglades National Park, the Florida Current, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, KML offers an excellent base of operations for your next field excursion.

The Laboratory is operated by the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), a consortium under the State University System of Florida (SUS) and is hosted by the University of South Florida (USF).