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The Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center (MMSC), established within the Office of Oceanography and Limnology, begins operations when Director David M. Damkaer reported to the Institut National d'Oceanographie et de Peche, in Salammbo, Tunisia.


  • Mediterranean Marine Sorting Center (MMSC)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Office of Oceanography and Limnology


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • SIA says office was established in September.
  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 160.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1967. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Instituiton, 1967, p. 71.

Contact information

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


November 2, 1966


  • New Programs
  • Oceans
  • Oceanography

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