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The Canal Zone Biological Area (CZBA) in Panama is put under Smithsonian Institution administration by President Harry S. Truman. The tropical research station, located on Barro Colorado Island, had been set aside by the U.S. Congress in 1940. The CZBA is later renamed the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). More -
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Monday, July 16, 1945
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Aerial view of the Barro Colorado Island laboratory of the Canal Zone Biological Area located on Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal watershed in Panama. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 134, Box 12, Folder 6.