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The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies

Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Former Admiral's Arms Inn

The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies, located just steps from our crystal clear ocean laboratory, is adjacent to Cockburn Harbour, a town of about 1,100 residents. The field station, formerly the “Admiral’s Arms Inn,” sits on elevated land about 40 feet above the water and looks directly out over the sea. Within a three-mile radius are coral reefs, mangrove islands, sea grass beds, carbonate platform flats and deep water diving. The main facility has a dining area, kitchen, classroom, library/computer room and a veranda with spectacular ocean views. Students share living quarters in two residence wings. We are fully equipped for marine operations with access to docks, motor boats, a commercial compressor and plenty of tanks and weights for SCUBA diving and snorkeling.


  • Robert Dake, B.S.

    Robert Dake, B.S.

    Site Manager 

  • James Squires

    James Squires

    Diving Safety Officer 

  • Aaron Henderson, Ph.D.

    Aaron Henderson, Ph.D.

    Resident Lecturer in Tropical Marine Ecology 

  • Edward Hind, Ph.D.

    Edward Hind, Ph.D.

    Resident Lecturer in Environmental Policy & Socioeconomic Values 

  • Heidi Hertler, Ph.D., SFS Alum

    Heidi Hertler, Ph.D., SFS Alum

    Center Director 

  • Molly Roe, M.A.

    Molly Roe, M.A.

    Student Affairs Manager 

  • Emily Stokes, B.A., SFS Alum

    Emily Stokes, B.A., SFS Alum

    Waterfront Assistant Intern