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).


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.