With the increase in tools, boats, and people dedicated to collecting at the MBL, it became necessary to have a center where all these organisms could be brought back to, maintained or processed, and distributed from to end up on the lab bench. The maintenance of a creature was sometimes crucial, as many researchers needed their creatures to be alive and well at the time of experimentation. This is no easy feat--many of these organisms are delicate and require certain environments that must be replicated in this center.
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