October 16, 1971

The Fort Pierce Bureau marine research facility in Florida is established as a separate bureau under the Assistant Secretary for Science. In 1982 the facility became known as the Smithsonian Institution Marine Station at Link Port, and is administered by the National Museum of Natural History.

Posted: 16 October 2010
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