Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

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Whitney Marine Lab
Established 1974
Director Mark Q. Martindale, Ph.D.
Location Saint Augustine, Florida , USA
Website Official website

The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience or Whitney Marine Lab at the University of Florida is a research and teaching facility, that conducts research pertaining to Marine Bioscience. [1]

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