The Laboratory collection features both historical and current images of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory facilities, as well as its staff at work, Laboratory Open Houses, and images of the Laboratory's first director, Dr. Lionel A. Walford.
Joseph Vitaliano (far right), a Coastal Ecology Branch Research Fishery Biologist, is stationed with his exhibit “Bottom Habitats of the Northeast Coast.” Vitaliano and Dr. Vincent G. Guida (not shown), a Research Fishery Biologist also of the Coastal Ecology Branch, displayed posters and video feed relating to their benthic research for Laboratory Open House visitors. Their posters include “Strange Critters of the Deep,” “Hudson Canyon Habitats,” “Marine Habitats,” and “Benthic (bottom) habitats on Georges Bank.” Video from a recent Hudson Canyon cruise of ocean bottom is projected on a screen in the back of the room. The Laboratory held its 2010 Open House in conjunction with the Sandy Hook Ocean Fun Day, an annual event jointly sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and New Jersey Natural Gas. Over 1,200 visitors toured the Laboratory, viewed exhibits, and got their hands dirty in the touch-tanks and other hands-on activities.
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The digital items in this collection are a selection of the photographs taken by staff members at the Laboratory’s 2010 Open House on May 23, 2010 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The photographers provided the Lionel A. Walford Library with their photographs of the event, and the Library is maintaining the images on a server to ensure long-term availability and preservation.