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Blakely Island Field Station


The 2018 class schedule is now available! Click here to see it

Welcome to the Blakely Island Field Station (BIFS) web page! Click on the links above to learn more about BIFS.

The "About" link provides general information about the station, including our mission statement, a contact list, history of Blakely Island and the field station, directions to the station, and photographs.

The "Students" link includes a list of courses that are generally taught at the station, a schedule of upcoming courses, individual descriptions of the faculty, and downloadable registration and financial aid forms.

The "Research at BIFS" section provides information for visiting scientists and lists of publications and presentations by researchers affiliated with BIFS.

"Teaching at BIFS" has downloadable files on standard operating procedures for faculty, including course proposals.

"Friends of BIFS" is our page for BIFS alumni and donors.

The "Search" link allows you to search the BIFS web site for items of interest to you.


Sunset over Orcas Island from Blakely Peak.

Pinnacle Rock, Blakely Island


Spence Cabin Pond, Blakely Island




BIFS is a member of the following organizations:


Organization of Biological Field StationsOrganization of Biological Field Stations               National Association of Marine LaboratoriesNational Association of Marine Laboratories and Western Association of Marine Laboratories



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