James J. Howard Marine Sciences LaboratoryEstablished in September 1961, the Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory was the first Federal scientific laboratory devoted solely to research on marine recreational fish and fishing. It was originally located on the bay approximately 300 ft from here in the former Ft. Hancock Post hospital building. The 1959 passage of the Marine Game Fish Act enabled the beginning of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, and the naming of the Laboratory's first director, vanguard biologist Dr. Lionel A. Walford. The laboratory was incorporated into the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1970.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 584559 N 4479120|
|Decimal Degrees||40.45845000, -74.00268333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 27.507', W 74° 0.161'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 27' 30.42" N, 74° 0' 9.66" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 125 Magruder Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US|
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