459 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama, 649-2211
Tel. +81-739-42-3515 Fax +81-739-42-4518

Chief, Professor
 ASAKURA, Akira, D. Sc. (Kyushu Univ.), Invertebrate Zoology; Systematics, ecology, behavior, and biogeography of Crustacea
Associate Professor
 SHIMOMURA, Michitaka, D. Sc. (Hokkaido Univ.), Invertebrate Zoology; Taxonomy
Assistant Professors
 YAMATO, Shigeyuki, D. Sc. (Hiroshima Univ.), Invertebrate Zoology; Taxonomy
 NAKANO, Tomoyuki, D. Sc. (Nagoya Univ.), Invertebrate Zoology; Molecular Phylogeny and Phylogeography
 GOTO, Ryutaro, Ph. D in Human Environmental Science (Kyoto Univ.), Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Invertebrate Systematics, Symbiosis
Program-Specific Assistant Professor
 KAGAYA, Katsushi, D. Sc. (Hokkaido Univ.), Animal Physiology, Neuroethology, Neurophysiology

The Laboratory is situated on the southwest coast of Kii Peninsula, about 234 km from Kyoto. It was founded in 1922 as a field station to provide marine course for students and facility for visiting researchers. The Laboratory also accepts graduate students of the Graduate School of Science. The Laboratory provides accommodation and scientific equipments, e.g. research vessel and microscopes, to these students and visiting scientists. It also maintains an aquarium that is open to the public. The library of the Laboratory has one of the most comprehensive collections in the country regarding the marine biology. The Laboratory mainly has carried out researches on the natural history, e.g. taxonomy and ecology of marine organisms, particularly meiofauna, coelenterates, mollusks, annelids, arthropods and fishes. Recently, interests are expanded into studies on marine biodiversity and evolution of these organisms, using electron microscopy and molecular biological techniques.