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Mukilteo scientists plan for new building

 

September 13, 2017

Paul McElhany, station chief at the Mukilteo Research Station, explains an experiment on the effect of ocean acidification on Dungeness crab larvae.

Scientists at the Mukilteo Research Station are more than ready for a new, state-of-the-art research facility. Since the 1970s, they’ve been making due with a WWII-era Air Force barracks on the city’s waterfront.

Good news came from Congress last month when Rep. Rick Larsen reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) had received some $4.6 million to cover the design and environmental work needed to prepare for the construction of a new building.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of a new facility on this site,” station chief Paul McElhany sa...



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