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Technicians in the Marine Invasions Research Lab
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Technicians in the Marine Invasions Research Lab

May 7, 2010
Technicians in the Marine Invasions Research Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) intensely study the populations of plankton and other invertebrates in the ballast water holding tanks of large cargo ships. Before the water is released into the Chesapeake Bay, samples are collected and identified in the lab. Researching the species introduced into the Bay has become one of SERC's leading research programs.