Marine biological station located on Srednii Island for many years have been an important part of SPbSU infrastructure. It is here the summer practices for students of field faculties take place.

In 1976 – just a year after the station foundation – the first field practice was held here for students of the Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, with time becoming an annual event. In years to come student practices became diverse and student’s research topics expanded significantly and now covers wide range of research directions.