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A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on 11 October 1989 to mark construction of a 36,000-square-foot marine research laboratory to be occupied by scientists from the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Center and from state agencies and academic institutions in New Jersey. The new laboratory, to be completed in about 3 years and named the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory to honor the late U.S. Representative from New Jersey who strongly supported marine research, is a response to a 21 September 1985 fire which leveled one of the two buildings comprising the old NMFS Sandy Hook Laboratory.

The new laboratory, to be funded by the state with space leased to the Center, will house experimental seawater and analytical chemistry laboratories. As part of the construction package, the one remaining building of the old Sandy Hook Laboratory (a designated national historic building) will be rennovated for library, conference room, and light lab use.
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Title Annotation:Sandy Hook, New Jersey; National Marine Fisheries Services marine research laboratory
Publication:Marine Fisheries Review
Date:Sep 22, 1989
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