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Prospective Students

Cal Poly has an ideal geographic location for training future marine scientists. Diverse ecosystems are incorporated into the teaching and research programs.

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Real-World Research

Six science initiatives together provide the data for improved understanding of the Morro Bay ecosystem.

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Cal Poly research pier.


The Center for Coastal Marine Sciences facilities consist of research labs, faculty and student offices, and a lab at the end of its pier in Avila Beach.

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Marine Operations

Marine Operations provides students, faculty and staff with the tools needed to complete their research and education goals.

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