Stanford University News Service
425 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, California 94306-2245
Tel: (650) 723-2558
Fax: 650) 725-0247
October 4, 2006
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Hopkins Marine Station, the oldest marine science research center on the West Coast, will open its doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Visitors to the free open house are invited to get a firsthand look at the wide variety of research projects there. Hopkins is located at Oceanview Boulevard and Dewey Street in Pacific Grove, Calif., about 90 miles south of the main Stanford University campus.
Faculty, staff and students from eight laboratories will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate their work, including ongoing studies on migratory fish, marine mammals, giant kelp, invertebrates and climate change. Among the scheduled events will be two feedings of captive tuna and a short video about the marine station, which was established by Stanford in 1892 and relocated to its present site in 1917.
Parking at Hopkins will be restricted to vehicles with handicap permits, so most visitors will need to find street parking nearby. For directions and more details, visit http://hopkins.stanford.edu/ or call (831) 655-6200.
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