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Sample ID Day

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Martha Nizinski of the NEFSC's National Systematics Laboratory, located in the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, spent August 23 at the Woods Hole Laboratory working with Peter Chase of the Ecosystems Surveys Branch to identify samples of crabs collected on bottom trawl surveys. Dozens of specimens of red crabs, spider crabs, and swimming crabs were reviewed on this visit, with another planned in late September. Learn more about the National Systematics Laboratory and the Ecosystems Surveys Branch.

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