Together, the nation's marine lab directors hope to shape their futures and keep their institutes and coastal sciences thriving
WASHINGTON--The directors of the nation's marine labs are banding together to keep their institutions afloat. Next month, as soon as the trustee ballots are in, Harlyn Halvorson will begin his tenure as the first president of the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML). This loosely knit network of directors and administrators intends to prove that, when it comes to funding, promotion, and perhaps even to science itself, two labs - or more - are better than one.

"There will be more cooperation on programming and more of an effort to speak with one voice," says Halvorson, director of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. "And that voice will be a stronger voice."

Halvorson believes that such a voice is needed, in these days of strapped budgets and competition among...

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