Institute of Marine Biology was founded in 1961. The Institute has changed its organizational structure several times under different state administrations. Today it is organizational structure of the University of Montenegro and the only scientific research institution in the Montenegro that deals with protection and study of the Adriatic Sea. The Institute comprises five laboratories and one center: Laboratory for Marine Chemistry and Oceanography, Laboratory for Ichthiology and Marine Fisheries, Laboratory for Plancton and Quality of Marine Waters, Laboratory for Benthos and Marine Protection, Laboratory for Development Research and Mariculture, and Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Center with Aquarium Boka. Since 1965 the Institute of Marine Biology is publishing scientific magazine „Studia marina“.