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"In early 1902 the trustees of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, formed to promote scientific research, decided to support a research laboratory for tropical marine zoology at the suggestion of Alfred G. Mayor (Fig. la), then curator of natural sciences of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. In December 1903 Mayor was appointed director of this laboratory, operated through the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution (of which Mayor was also director), and given the task of locating, designing and overseeing construction of this facility. The laboratory was built at the Dry Tortugas of Florida, 110 km west of Key West." (From A Brief History of the Tortugas Marine Laboratory and the Department of Marine Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington).

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Colin P.L. (1980). A Brief History of the Tortugas Marine Laboratory and the Department of Marine Biology, Carnegie Institution of Washington. In: Sears M., Merriman D. (Eds.) Oceanography: The Past. New York, NY.: Springer. Retrieved June 22, 2017 from DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4613-8090-0_14

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