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Horn Point Laboratory
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) is an environmental research facility of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) the principal institution for advanced environmental research and graduate studies within the University System of Maryland. Other UMCES research locations include the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, and the Maryland Sea Grant College in College Park. Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Directions are here.
Directed by Professor Michael Roman, HPL is a member of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML) and the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML)
Oysters are not the only part of the Horn Point Laboratory. From predicting and tracking Atlantic Ocean hurricanes analyzing water quality to the study of critters from bacteria to sturgeon--learn more about our many and varied restoration and applied science projects for the Bay and around the world in an article by Dick Cooper in the Tidewater Times magazine.