National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

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The Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce, Florida is a research center specializing in marine biodiversity and ecosystems of Florida. Research focuses on the Indian River Lagoon and the offshore waters of Florida's east central coast, with comparative studies throughout coastal Florida. The Station, a facility of the National Museum of Natural History, is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and serves as a field station which draws scientists and students from the Smithsonian and collaborating institutions around the world to investigate the plants, animals and physical processes in the ocean and Indian River Lagoon. Information uncovered at the Marine Station is published in scientific journals and forms the basis for effective public policies, conservation efforts, and resource management.

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Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. (2016)."History of the Smithsonian Marine Station." Retrieved on April 14, 2016 from http://www.sms.si.edu/History.htm

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1969

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