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Shoals Marine Lab’s “flagship” research vessels: R/V John M. Kingsbury and the R/V John B. Heiser docked in Portsmouth, NH. Photo by Shoals staff member, Dr. Jim Coyer.
Shoals Marine Laboratory is a seasonal marine field station located on Appledore Island Maine. Appledore Island is the largest of the Isles of Shoals archipelago, a group of rocky islands just offshore of the border between Maine and New Hampshire. The laboratory is cooperatively operated and maintained by Cornell University and the University of New Hampshire.