[Coral-List] Carnegie Laboratory Centennial

Robert Ginsburg rginsburg at rsmas.miami.edu
Fri Jul 15 15:56:17 EDT 2005

Centennial Celebration of the Carnegie Laboratory for Marine Biology in the 
Dry Tortugas (1905-1939); October 13-15, 2005, Key West, Florida
Field Trip to the Dry Tortugas and the site of the Laboratory (October 
13)  Symposium on the Past, Present and Future or Research in the Tortugas
(October 14, 15 Key West, DoubleTree Grand Key Resort)

The Foundations of tropical marine science with emphasis on coral reefs and 
associated habitats were established at this Laboratory some 65 miles west 
of Key West Florida. Few current faculty and students are aware of the 
Laboratory and its accomplishments: thirty-five volumes of reports and 
monographs (7000 pages), which are the cornerstones of tropical Atlantic 
marine biology and geology. Therefore a major purpose of the Centennial is 
to inform and inspire this audience through a personal visit to the site of 
the Laboratory and an interactive learning Symposium in Key West.

The modest Registration Fee of $450 includes the all-day Field Trip to the 
Tortugas with stops at Loggerhead Key (Laboratory site) and Fort Jefferson, 
the huge 19th century brick fort; breakfasts, lunches and breaks during the 
Field Trip and two-day Symposium and a gala Reception in the historic San 
Carlos Museum.

Limited financial aid is available for students (junior/senior 
undergraduates and graduate students) and teachers (high school and college 
teachers early in their careers).

For full information, registration forms and applications for financial aid 

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