Resources at HIMB

Researchers from the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology have year-round access to Kaneʻohe Bay and its tropical marine waters. Protected by an extensive barrier reef system, the bayʻs estuarine and coral reef ecosystems support a rich and diverse biota. Outside the barrier reef, pelagic species and open ocean waters 1000 meters deep are within 6 km of Coconut Island.

Facilities at HIMB include the Evolutionary Genetics Core Facility, a Boston Whaler research fleet, a scientific diving program, flow-through sea water systems, six-controlled tidal ponds, state-of-the art laboratories, algal and larval culture facilities, and a maintenance and engineering shop.