Facilities and Resources

Marine Operations

Information on requirements, procedures, training on diving and boating at Hopkins Marine Station and surrounding refuge.

Miller Library

Hopkins is home to a somewhat unusual Stanford library.

Confocal Microscopy

The David Epel Microscopy Center contains a Zeiss LSM700 confocal microscope (inverted) with the ZEN software is available for use to qualified researchers from local universities and research facilities (Monterey Bay region). Please contact the Lowe Lab at Hopkins for more information. 


This is a guide to common marine invertebrates, seaweeds and fishes likely to be encountered on rocky shores and kelp forests of Monterey Bay and central California. The site was created as a teaching tool for undergraduate students at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA.