Florida Atlantic University’s Marine Science Laboratory is home to diverse marine studies, many focused on the fundamental understanding of sea turtles and environmental impacts.

The lab located in Gumbo Limbo in Boca Raton frequently hosts infant sea turtles to allow research that supports conservation.

Thanks to $1.125 million dollar gift from the Cornelia T Bailey Foundation, the next generation of marine scientists studying at FAU will receive even greater hands on training and education to help study conservation. This gift establishes the Glynn W. N. Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation Marine and Sea Scholars program and furthers the vision of FAU’s marine science laboratory which is to create opportunities for students to become scientists through hands on experience with internationally recognized faculty, while engaging them in educating the community about it’s ocean, beaches, and marine life.