Current Research Projects 

  • "Starry Deep Sea" Discoveries: Learn about intriguing deep-sea species and the latest research on some of the ocean's most mysterious habitats, including whale falls, hydrothermal vents, and methane seeps.

  • NSF Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Grant: BIC will receive and incorporate deep-sea animal collections from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the University of Victoria.

  • San Diego Shelf Collection: A series of local invertebrate specimens collected over 20 years by the City of San Diego at environmental monitoring sites.

Past Research Projects

Research Papers Utilizing BIC Specimens

Published BIC Catalogs

  • Porifera, SIO Reference Series, No. 98-06, May 1998, 36 pp.
  • Coelenterata, SIO Reference Series, No. 98-02, May 1998, 67 pp.
  • Brachiopoda, SIO Reference Series, No. 78-19, July 1978, 4 pp.
  • Mollusca, SIO Reference Series, No. 95-24, October 1995, 167 pp.
  • Crustacea Part I. Decapoda and Stomatopoda, SIO Reference Series, No. 77-9, October 1977, 72 pp.
  • Echinodermata, SIO Reference Series, No. 82-5, June 1982, 66 pp.