School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Sally lightfoot crabs (Graspus graspus L.) on the coast of the Gal√°pagos Islands, Ecuador. The islands are reknowned internationally for their biodiversity and the work undertaken there by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle.

Marine Station: a unique resource

Boasting lecture facilities overlooking the sea at Coxside, a wet laboratory for sample examination and analysis, a seawater aquarium, and field equipment storage and changing facilities.

The Marine Station is a landmark £5 million development; a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility on the shores of Plymouth Sound.

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LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses.

The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources.

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Academic staff