A full service marine research and education laboratory in the heart of the Florida Keys.
See how our fleet of research vessels can assist you with your field research and education needs.  
KML's flow through seawater system offers the ability to control for temperature and pH with tank sizes from 10 to 500 gallons.
KML offers traditional and dormitory style housing great for both the long term researcher and 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).