The Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Laboratory (ESL) serves as both a field station in support of research and teaching and as a site for resident research in coastal ecology and aquaculture. By virtue of its access to unique coastal habitats, excellent water quality, and an extensive seawater laboratory, the ESL affords educational and research opportunities not available elsewhere within the region. Over its 40-year history, the laboratory has become internationally recognized for shellfish research, with important contributions to molluscan ecology and culture.
Director: Richard Snyder
Administration: Linda Ward
PO Box 350
Wachapreague, VA 23480
Physical AddressEastern Shore Laboratory
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480 Phone: 757-787-5816