The Laboratory is ideally situated at the end of the Palisadoes Tombolo and within easy reach of a number of habitats and interesting research areas. The Port Royal Cays and the Hellshire coast provide coral reef, seagrass and mangrove habitats in relatively pristine conditions. The Kingston Harbour and the Port Royal Mangrove area has mangrove forests and lagoons and seagrass habitats in areas of high productivity. The water column of these areas also provide opportunity for study of planktonic communities, fisheries etc. The lab is about 6 km from the Norman Manley International Airport which receives all international flights. It is also in close proximity to an international shipping harbour and the lab has a deep water pier.