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Marine Sciences Division

Scientific Dive Team

MSL has an experienced dive team that supports scientific and engineering research projects in waters ranging from the coastal ocean to large and small rivers in Alaska, Washington, California, Hawaii, Florida, and Massachusetts. These scientists typically do substrate assessment and data collection, habitat restoration, underwater sampling, equipment deployment, and underwater video and photography. Our divers have Basic, Advanced, and Rescue Diver certifications and are equipped with both standard SCUBA and rebreather equipment. They use full face masks that allow for underwater communication with each other and with people out of the water.

Marine Sciences Laboratory

Research Areas

PNNL Websites



Class-100 Clean Laboratories

Trace Elemental and Chemical Speciation Analytical Capability

Mercury Analytical Laboratory

Organic Chemistry

Biotechnology Laboratories

Microalgal Research

Aquatics Research Laboratories

Hyperbaric Lab

Ice Lab

Oil Lab

Littoral Wave Tank

Biofouling/Biocorrosion Mesocosms

Climate-Simulated Aquaculture Raceway Ponds

Mineral Extraction from Seawater

Chem/Bio Isolation Laboratories

Electromagnetic Field Generators

Electronics/Optics Laboratories

Outdoor Research Platforms

Flow Tank


Experimental Littoral Mesocosms

Wetland Research Sites

Research Vessels

Lidar Buoys

Scientific Dive Team

Littoral RDT&E Center