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Marine Lab Just Gets Better With Age
by -- May 5th, 2010

Google Earth image of Pivers Island and environs.

Google Earth image of Pivers Island and environs.

Alumni, faculty and students gather on Pivers Island this week to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Duke Marine Lab.

The Duke Marine Lab’s portion of Pivers Island, between Beaufort and Morehead City, was purchased by Duke in 1938 precisely because it was surrounded by tidal marshes, sandbars, undeveloped islands, and the Beaufort Channel, gateway to 2/3rds of the planet.

Location, Location, Location.


  1. Karl Bates
    May 5, 2010

    You never visit!

    I hear you haven’t been to the lab in more than a year. What’s up with that?

  2. Dr. Ken Gould, Jr.
    May 15, 2010

    Another tie to Duke Marine and Duke U.

    One day in the year 1773, Dr. John Marshall met a young woman named Mary Bragg on a footbridge between Pivers Island and Beaufort. They married and are some of my earliest ancestors in NC. Kenneth G. Gould, Jr. BA [Duke ’50] MD [Duke Med ’54].

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