University of Oregon

Marine Biology Major

The University of Oregon offers a rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. Students receive solid training in modern biology for the first two years, then spend at least three terms in residence at OIMB.

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Graduate Studies

Ph.D. and M.S. degrees offered through the University of Oregon include specialized course work and research. Graduate students affiliated with OIMB laboratories work locally, up and down the Pacific Coast, and in deep-water habitats throughout the world.

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Visiting Scientists

OIMB is well equipped to support visiting scientists as well as visiting classes from other institutions. Housing, office and laboratory space are offered at reasonable rates, and most lab and field equipment is available to qualified visitors. OIMB is a regular field-trip stop for numerous inland universities, some of which teach month-long courses on the OIMB campus.

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Panama Field Course

In summer term of 2014, University of Oregon students will have a unique opportunity to study marine ecology in Panama under the direction of Professor Richard Emlet. For more information: Panama 2014 course Brochure

How to Report a Dead or Injured Marine Mammal

OIMB is part of the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network. If you need to report a dead or injured stranded marine mammal please call the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding hotline at 1-866-767-6114. Please give the animal space and do not attempt to push the animal back in the water, touch, or feed it. For […]

Backbone connected to the neck bone

Backbone connected to the neck bone

Recently, two whale skeletons were reconstructed and assembled for display in the new Charleston Marine Life Center.  A team of student and teacher volunteers led by Lee Post (a.k.a. the BoneMan) spent all of October rebuilding a killer whale and gray whale skeleton on the OIMB campus. A special thanks to our volunteers, Nancy Treneman, […]

Assistant Professor Opening

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology ( and the Department of Biology ( at the University of Oregon invite applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in marine biology based at OIMB in Charleston, Oregon. Individuals whose research interests are appropriate for a marine laboratory, complement the strengths of existing faculty, and whose teaching interests […]