sources), with strong representation of tropical and subtropical marine algae. Major holdings include the following regions: Gulf of California, Pacific Mexico, southern and central California and the Channel Islands, the Galapagos Islands, Aldabra Atoll, and the Caribbean (especially Florida, Belize, Bahamas and Panama).
Research visitation and collection-based inquiries can be made to Jim Norris (see also Information for Visitors). Loan requests can be made to thecollections manager.
*This number does not include approximately 101,000 specimens recently acquired from the collections of Dr. Isabella A. Abbott, Dr. Walter Adey (internal SI transfer of crustose coralline algae), Dr. Michael Neushul, Dr. Sylvia Earle and duplicate collections from the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Hawaii.
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