While the island staff spend this week closing facilities and wrapping up operations on Appledore Island, we are thrilled to reflect upon another amazing summer at Shoals Marine Laboratory. Here is a quick 2017 season review by the numbers! 

Student education:
  • 17 credit courses offered
  • NEW Shoals Semester program
  • NEW Shoals Research Apprenticeship program
  • 39 course faculty members and TAs (including 10 new-to-SML's teaching staff)
  • 140 student enrollments (39 Cornell student enrollments, 21 UNH student enrollments, 29 enrollments from other colleges/universities, and 51 high school student enrollments)
  • 7 Artists-in-Residence working with SML courses
  • 2 Scientist-in-Residence Fellows expanding research mentoring and science at SML

  • 15 undergraduate research interns in 7 internship programs
  • 1st Annual SML Research Symposium
  • 12th Annual Sustainable Engineering Internship Symposium
  • Continued research and monitoring efforts on White and Seavey Islands for the Tern Conservation Program (watch video here!)
  • Dozens of visiting researchers from institutions across the country: Cornell University, the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth College, Canisius College, UMass Boston, Tufts University, Northern Essex Community, Dickinson College, and more!


In all, over 1,500 people enjoyed the magic of Appledore Island and Shoals Marine Laboratory this summer! We know that the impact of the SML experience is impossible to capture with a statistic, but we are honored to share SML with you and our ever-expanding community! Here's to 2017!