The University of Tampa’s waterfront Marine Science Center is located at Bayside Marina, about 20 minutes from campus. This 3,000-square-foot facility is well equipped to serve both students and faculty in marine science, environmental science and biology programs. The facility includes a wet laboratory as well as a dry lab/classroom, a SCUBA storage area, lockers, showers and a boat slip.
The wet lab has a re-circulating/flow-through sea water system with reservoirs at ground level. Two boats are housed at the marina. On the eastern edge of the marina property is a mosaic of supratidal and shallow water habitats that UT faculty maintain.
Students frequently conduct research from the University’s 45-foot research vessel, the BIOS, which is equipped for SCUBA diving, trawling, dredging, and on-site study of marine and estuarine ecosystems.