Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Invertebrates provide extensive diversity from which to learn about organisms via the durable methods of comparative zoology. The oceans, in turn, house the bulk of the world’s invertebrate diversity at the level of phyla. Marine invertebrates provide interesting and extreme models of many physiological, ecological and genetic processes. The Darling Marine Center provides ready access to diverse estuarine and coastal faunas and culturing facilities. SMS has one of the largest concentrations of marine invertebrate expertise at any educational institution.