Finally, a look back
by Karl Bates -- May 9th, 2010
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.
Not all of the taxidermy fish were to scale. Otherwise, they’d need a much bigger display case.
Arthur Sperry Pearse, on the left, founded the Duke Marine Lab in 1938.
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.