New Biological Station in Bermuda

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    A NEW biological station has been established at Shore Hills, St. George's, West, Bermuda. The site for the station and an annual grant for a period of ten years have been provided by the Government of Bermuda, while the Rockefeller Foundation has made a grant of £50,000 for the building and equipment. The station is under the management of an international board of trustees composed of leading biologists of the United States, with representatives of Great Britain and Canada. The president is Prof. E. G. Conklin, and amongst the executive committee and officers are Profs. E. L. Mark, E. V. Cowdry, C. B. Davenport, and R. G. Harrison, and Dr. A. G. Huntsman, the Canadian representative. The two trustees representing Great Britain are Prof. J. H. Ashworth and Dr. E. J. Alien. The station consists of a large building, beautifully situated, with convenient access to the open sea. There is accommodation for a large number of research workers, and every facility will be provided for all kinds of biological work. Dr. J. F. G. Wheeler, who, after a training in marine research at the Plymouth Marine Biological Laboratory, became a naturalist on the Discovery Expedition and has published important work on whales, has been appointed director, and is now in Bermuda. According to a telegram from the Times correspondent in Bermuda, dated Jan. 6, Sir Thomas Cubitt, Governor of the Colony, has now formally opened the station. It is to be hoped that many English biologists will take advantage of the unique opportunities which the station offers for research.

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    New Biological Station in Bermuda. Nature 129, 89 (1932) doi:10.1038/129089a0

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