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Finally, a look back
by -- May 9th, 2010

Marlin sign for the lab

Marlin sign for the lab

Historical images of the Duke Marine Lab

Okay, so I shot these through a glass display case with an Instamatic. But you get the idea.

historical photos, artifacts and taxidermy fish.

historical photos, artifacts and taxidermy fish.

Not all of the taxidermy fish were to scale. Otherwise, they’d need a much bigger display case.

Arthur Sperry Pearse on left

Arthur Sperry Pearse on left

Arthur Sperry Pearse, on the left, founded the Duke Marine Lab in 1938.

Bill Kirby-Smith on the Rachel Carson Sanctuary

Bill Kirby-Smith on the Rachel Carson Sanctuary

Bill Kirby-Smith told us about Rachel Carson and the Estuarine Sanctuary that bears her name. A part of the reserve, Bird Shoal, is featured in her book “The Sea Around Us,” which incidentally, changed Bill’s life and made him want to be a marine ecologist. In his 25+ years at the lab, the sanctuary has changed in many ways.

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