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.
Lionel A. Walford Library, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory
Sheldon Abrams, President of the American Littoral Society, presents Jack Casey with the Graham MacMillan Award in the Laboratory’s Nelson Benedict Room. The Graham MacMillan Award is given annually by the ALS in recognition of “exceptional contributions to marine conservation and science” in honor of its namesake, who established the ALS’ volunteer fish tagging program in 1968. Jack Casey, appropriately, was also well known for his tagging work. In 1960, after shark attacks off the coast of New Jersey frightened beachgoers, Casey was assigned by the Laboratory to begin tagging and studying sharks. The tagging program, formerly known as the Cooperative Shark Tagging Program, has become the foremost shark tagging program in the world and Casey, a prominent and revered shark expert. Abrams is standing at a driftwood lectern that was donated by the Laboratory's first director, Dr. Lionel A. Walford. Dr. Walford spearheaded the effort to build the library and conference room shown in the photograph. Funded through private donations, the library and conference room was named in honor of Nelson Benedict and was available to local fishing and environmental groups for use. Benedict wrote the “Surf, Field and Stream” column in the Daily Register for ten years, as well as sport fishing and hunting columns for several other publications.
Black and white print, archival folder storage box, lab_p_000027, Walford Library
This item is in the public domain. While there are no restrictions on use, we would appreciate if you provided credit when you use this item to the: “U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, Highlands, NJ.”
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This item is part of a collection of materials, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, 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 upon staff retirement. All materials are part of the Laboratory's Lionel A. Walford Library permanent collection.