Where did they keep the Organisms and what did they do with them? - The MBL Supply House

The first stop for organisms collected on boats is the MBL Supply Department (now referred to as the Marine Resources Center), which oversees and houses organisms before they go out to the researchers. In order to keep some of the specimens alive, the supply department is stocked with large tanks full of seawater, and many other gadgets to monitor and preserve the marine life. In addition to keeping the organisms alive, the Supply House also processed organisms for use by the researchers. Many pictures can be found in the archives of people processing dogfish for various purposes.