Fort Pierce Bureau Established

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The Fort Pierce Bureau, a marine research facility in Florida, is established. It is created as a separate bureau under the Assistant Secretary for Science. In 1982 the facility became known as the Smithsonian Institution Marine Station at Link Port, and is administered by the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Fort Pierce Bureau
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Point (SMSLP)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Torch, 5/1982, p. 2
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1972, p. 80
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology"

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


October 16, 1971


  • Marine Biology
  • New Programs
  • Oceans
  • Name Changes
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Marine biology
  • Oceanography



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