Marine Resources Development Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, created in 1970 with the goal of developing a better understanding of earth's marine resources. It has evolved into an organization with both an educational and scientific focus. Since 1985, nearly 5,000 students each year have been introduced to the ocean through our MarineLab education programs. The longest-continually-running underwater habitat, which is used for science and educational purposes, is on our lagoon floor. Currently, we are expanding our involvement with research projects by providing facility and staff support, with the goal of exposing our students to real-world scientific research.