Br. Alfred Shields, FSC Marine Station

marineThe Bro. Alfred Shields, FSC Marine Station, formerly DLSU Marine Biological Station (MBS), is a research facility of the College of Science meant to further research and extension activities in coastal areas. It is located on a one-hectare lot in Matuod, Lian, Batangas, about three (3) hours drive from the Taft campus.



Basic laboratory and field research facilities are available in the station including:·

  • SCUBA diving gear, tanks, and a compressor·
  • A small outrigger boat ("bangka")·
  • A dry laboratory
  • A reference collection of common marine organisms
  • Computers and various communication and video equipment
  • Basic housing facilities for faculty and students are also available including two 10-bed dormitory rooms, and a small kitchen.
  • Freshwater supply is provided from a deep well and a generator is available for emergency power


Faculty and Students

A resident scientist (a faculty member of the Biology Department in DLSU-Taft) may be available to supervise and assist in the day-to-day activities of the station. Common users over the past year are faculty and students of the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, as well as natural science students from DLSU- Dasmariñas, University of Sto. Tomas, and the Ateneo de Manila University.


Research and Outreach

Recent research and outreach activities conducted by the MBS include: a marine resource assessment of Cauayan, Negros Occidental, evaluation of coral reef conservation at Maricaban Strait, and various undergraduate and graduate theses on coral recruitment, competition and bleaching.


Contact Person

Those interested in using the facilities of MBS are advised to contact the Marine Biological Station. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance. The caretaker is allowed to turn away DLSU and non-DLSU visitors without proper authorization.



Contact Information

Bro. Alfred Shields Marine Station
William Hall Room 204,
College of Science
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue,
1004 Manila

E-mail: BASMS Deputy Director