SERC Begins Research on Ballast Water

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Summary

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center begins a program to document the rate and mechanisms of introduction of exotic species to the Chesapeake Bay. A major focus of the program is ballast water of large ships which enter the Chesapeake from all ports of the world.

Subject

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annals of the Smithsonian Institution 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 9.

Contact information

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

Date

October 1993

Topic

  • Ballast (Ships)
  • Research

Place

Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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