Phuket Marine Biological Centre

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With its beautiful landscape, tropical climate, lush tropical forests and pristine beaches, Phuket is an ideal place for vacationing. Amongst the natural and cultural highlights you can also find distinctive attractions such as the Phuket Marine Biological Centre.

Conserve and educate

After a Thai-Danish Expedition operation along the Andaman Sea coast of Thailand in 1966, the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) was established under agreement between the Thai and Danish governments. 

PMBC carries out research and experiments on biology, science marine ecology and more. It focuses on the fishery biology of Thailand's coastal waters to generate knowledge useful for the conservation and development of living resources in these waters. Another primary objective is to promote education and training of scientists and students while benefitting future generations. 

The Phuket Aquarium located within PMBC serves as an educational platform while raising public awareness of the need for conservation. The centre also has a separate unit dedicated to the studies of marine endangered species, which focuses on the biology, distribution and population characteristics of endangered marine species.