St. Augustine Record Article - UF Whitney Lab begins construction of a new research building and sea turtle hospital

St. Augustine Record Article - UF Whitney Lab begins construction of a new research building and sea turtle hospital

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2024

St. Augustine’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is constructing a new Marine Research Institute building and Sea Turtle Research Center and Hospital.

According to a recent news release, the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, a biomedical marine research institute established in 1974, is showing its age. While touting a 50-year history of significant and impressive scientific discovery, the edifice no longer serves as it should.

“After years of planning, everyone at Whitney is thrilled to see the rapid progress of our new building,” Martindale said. "It is exciting to see so many skilled craftsmen working together to generate the structural concrete bones of our new lab.  We can all see progress each and every day.”

The research conducted at Whitney Laboratory is significant. Faculty-led laboratories use marine organisms for biological research that can be applied to human health, along with understanding the environment’s local natural resources. The lab also provides training for future experimental scientists, educational programs for students of all ages and monthly lectures to bring lifelong learning to the community.

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UF Whitney Lab begins construction of a new research building and sea turtle hospital