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In 1988 the Marine Biological Laboratory celebrated its centennial. In this well-researched, sometimes humorous, always human "biography" of this eclectic institution, historian of science Jane Maienschein catches a glimpse of what it is that has made the MBL so special to all who have spent any time there.
Professor Kempton working on a dogfish with a female observing.
Man walking through a field carrying a seabird.
Professor Kempton working on a dogfish.
Fishermen working on the boat with a pile of fish on the deck.
Fishermen pulling tuna out of the water. Fishes are stacked up in the deck
Several men working together to raise a shark by its tail.
Professor Parpart inserting a syringe into a shark hanging from its tail.
A group of people watching a shark being cut into.
Several men and a women standing on the dock looking at a shark hanging from its tail, hosing the shark off.
Letter describing some differences and similarities between cell motility in Fundulus, observed by Trinkaus, and others' work on the zebrafish.