research at Pigeon Key
FKMRC at aol.com
FKMRC at aol.com
Tue Feb 13 08:30:15 EST 1996
To all interested parties,
As you may have heard, Pigeon Key is undergoing extensive renovations to its
historic railroad-era buildings. The old lab building (Section Gang Quarters)
has been completed and is available as a teaching and meeting facility.
Several other buildings, including the dormitory, have recently received
funding and work will commence shortly.
Mote Marine Laboratory has established the Pigeon Key Marine Research Center
(PKMRC) on the island to support research and college/graduate education. A
wet lab with seawater system will be operational within a few weeks and boats
will be available.
The PKMRC also has a historic structure, the Bridge Foreman's House (the old
"dock" house) that will serve as a dry lab. Although it now contains an
office and some very basic bench space, it is in need of complete renovation.
The plans call for a National Register quality restoration (Pigeon Key is a
National Historic District) but with modern laboratories within. An NSF
Facilities Grantis being submitted to request funding to assist with the
renovations. I am seeking expressions of interest from researchers who would
consider using the PKMRC, particularly those that would need dry lab space.
Please plan to stop by if any of you are in the Keys and see all that has
been done (and needs to be done!). For those of you not familiar with Pigeon
Key, check our Web page at:
Erich Mueller, Ph.D., Director Phone: (305) 289-4282
Mote Marine Laboratory FAX: (305) 289-9664
Pigeon Key Marine Research Center email: FKMRC at aol.com
P.O. Box 500895
Marathon, FL 33050
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