Collecting at the MBL - Where did they keep the Organisms and what did they do with them?

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.