Valencia, Laboratory of Marine Zoology

Puerto Real, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucia



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c/varadero, 1
30740 San Pedro del Pinatar   SPAIN
Tel : + 34 968 180 500/511
Fax : + 34 968 184 441
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr José María Bellido Millán

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring
other: assessment

Main sectors of research
pollution, fisheries, marine ecology

Current major projects
* Mediterranean fisheries ;
* oceanographic cruises in the SE Mediterranean ;
* marine ecology (Posidonia, marine reserves) ;
* pollution control (monitoring in vessel) ;
* aquaculture (Sea-bass, Diplodus, Dentex, Seriola, Tuna)

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 9 others :

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 1000 teaching : 160
others : 200

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 40 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 2
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
GPS, echo-sounder, communications

Other major research facilities and equipment
standard laboratory, oceanographic material, scuba diving facilities

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal lagoon (Mar Menor), sea-beds of Posidonia oceanica and Caulerpa prolifera, rocky and sandy bottoms, islands

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fishes, crustaceans

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
oceanographic, aquaculture, ecology and fisheries titles, about 1100 catalogues more other ancient volumes

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes