Mary Rice at Florida Marine Station's Lab, by Penland, Dane A, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Mary Rice, Curator of Worms, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, stands in front of the Smithsonian Marine Station's floating lab at Link Port on the Indian River in Fort Pierce, Florida. Rice is the scientist-in-charge at the Marine Station and she established the station as a first-rate field facility..