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The Marine and Paleobiological Research Institute, Inc., is a 501(c)(3)
organization located on Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts, and was founded in 2004.
Marine & Paleobiological Research Institute
Its intellectual foundation comes from the educational, research and professional activities of the three directors from the 1960's to present in fields such as ocean engineering, biomedical research, marine biology and paleobiology.
The Institute fosters and supports education and the future of these sciences. The Directors, Officers, Administrator, and other volunteers are not compensated. We welcome adult and student volunteers to help us in our mission.
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To report stranded, sick, or injured marine mammals or sea turtles call:
1-508-743-9548 (IFAW Cape Cod Stranding Network)
or 1-617-973-5247 (New England Aquarium in Boston, MA)
or 1-866-755-6622 (NOAA Fisheries Service's Stranding Hotline)
Directors, Fellows, and Research Associates
Narrative of accomplishments
Bibliography on Paleozoic Asterozoa
Annotations to papers of F. Hotchkiss
Fossil Fred will be visiting the 5th and 6th grade science classes of Ms Justen Walker and another science teacher on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Westport, MA
Fossil Fred visited the West Tibury 1st grade class of Ms Tessa Wall on Friday, November 15, 2013
the Fourth Annual NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY was celebrated at the OAK BLUFFS PUBLIC LIBRARY on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4PM to 7:45PM. About 180 people came to the event.
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describes how our supporters further
with the help of our generous donors