SERC Begins Research on Ballast Water

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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.


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


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

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


October 1993


  • Ballast (Ships)
  • Research


Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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