FHL facilities support research, education, and outreach in marine sciences and other academic disciplines year round, and accommodate visiting conferences, field trips, workshops, and retreats in autumn, winter, and spring.  Facilities include:

  • A campus located on almost 500 acres of biological preserve.
  • Over 1,100 additional acres of biological preserve elsewhere in the San Juan Islands, along with other study sites that have been identified ideal for specific marine research.
  • Campus Housing that includes 49 dorm rooms (private and double), 15 huts, and 33 cottages, duplexes, and apartments.
  • A full service Dining Hall available most of the year.
  • Research and teaching laboratories with access to supplies and equipment.
  • A stockroom that provides most reagents, labware, photographic materials, and small items of equipment at a nominal charge to students or investigators.
  • Marine operations that include boating, diving and a Research Vessel.
  • The unique Whiteley Center, with seven cottages and a study center providing a peaceful environment in which scholars and artists can write, study, and create.
  • A local UW library branch with marine and biological science books and publications in-house, along with online access to all UW libraries.
  • Access to common-use computers and high speed internet via wi-fi (throughout campus) and wired ethernet (some locations).

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