Naos Seawater System Inaugurated

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The Naos Seawater System is inaugurated by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Director Dr. Ira Rubinoff, Panamanian President Dr. Aristides J. Royo Ruiz, Acting Smithsonian Secretary Phillip S. Hughes, and the Archbishop of Panama. The Naos Seawater System is a system of large tanks supplied with running seawater at the Pacific marine laboratory on Naos Island. This will permit a much greater variety of experimental work with marine organisms.


  • Hughes, Phillip Samuel
  • Rubinoff, Ira
  • Ruiz, Aristides J. Royo
  • Naos Island
  • Naos Seawater System
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981, p. 169, 360.

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July 10, 1980


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