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September 5, 1891

The University Marine Biological Association.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880031012

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This association was founded for the purpose of establishing and maintaining laboratories and aquaria on the coast of the United States, where accurate researches may be carried on, leading to the improvement of the biological sciences and especially to an increase of our knowledge as regards the food, life-conditions and habits of American food-fishes and mollusks, and for stimulating public interest in these matters. The location of the first laboratory is at Sea Isle City, N. J. The importance of possessing seaside laboratories at which the working naturalists of the country, the teachers in schools and colleges, the patient investigators in pure science, the government experts, and others, could secure a practical acquaintance with the structure and habits of marine animals, has long been appreciated in Europe. It is proposed to issue, at irregular intervals, monographs which shall deal with the structure and life-history of the types of life in

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