The Estuarine Based Work (EBW) collection is a still image essay on the state of the United States Atlantic coast estuaries in 1968. Photographs were taken of pristine estuarine locations, as well as those compromised by human intervention. From Maine to the Gulf coast of Florida, the images represent an early conservation effort by Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory Director Lionel A. Walford and Assistant Laboratory Director John R. Clark to investigate the importance of estuarine areas to marine life, and to document the rapid degradation of those environments by encroaching development, industrial wastes, erosion, and pollution.
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An aerial photograph of a phosphate mining operation near Aurora, North Carolina, which is located on the Pamlico River estuary. The mine was operated by Texas Gulf, Inc. Notes accompanying the photograph indicate that the photograph was also the site of a Pamlico Marine Laboratory monitoring study; beginning in 1966, the Marine Laboratory studied the effect of the mining activities of Texas Gulf, Inc., which was at the time was known as the Texas Gulf Sulfur Company, upon the health of the Pamlico River estuary.
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photos, slides, negatives and photographer's contact sheets that were maintained in various locations within the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory since their origination in the late 1960's, and/or donated to the Library in the late 1980’s. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.