Contact Us


Prof. Greg Rouse - Curator. Email:
Dr. Charlotte Seid - Collection Manager. Email:
Prof. William A. Newman, Curator (Emeritus). Email:

Mailing address (for standard postal deliveries):
Attn: Charlotte Seid
University of California San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive #0244
San Diego, CA 92093-0244

Street address (for visitors and courier services such as FedEx, UPS, DHL):
8675 Naga Lane
Vaughan Hall, Room 138
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 822-2818

Visit the Collection

General Information

The Benthic Invertebrate Collection is open to the general public by appointment only.  To plan your visit, please contact the Collection Manager, Dr. Charlotte Seid ( or (858) 822-2818).

Please note that the BIC staff travel frequently, including extended periods at sea with limited email access, so advance notice is appreciated.


The BIC is located at Vaughan Hall, Room 138 (in the basement) on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. The street address is 8675 Naga Lane, La Jolla, CA 92037.


There is no public parking facility at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.