The View From the Castle: As the result of a bequest, the Smithsonian has a temperate-zone research center for ecological studies on Chesapeake Bay

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley briefly describes how two plots of land were joined, forming the Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies. Ripley then discusses the type of research done at the center and what the center hopes to achieve with its research.


  • Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies
  • Chesapeake Bay Center for Field Biology (CBCFB)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 3, no. 2 (Journal)

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


May 1972


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Castle View
  • Ecology
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental monitoring

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