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The wet lab at Stony Brook University's new (Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The wet lab at Stony Brook University's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. (Sept. 25, 2013)

Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center

The Stony Brook University Marine Sciences Center in Southampton provides a state-of-the-art destination for school field trips.

The Stony Brook University Marine Sciences Center in
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The Stony Brook University Marine Sciences Center in Southampton, which has a high-tech lab, opened last month. (Sept. 25, 2013)

The pump room, at Stony Brook's new Marine
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The pump room, at Stony Brook's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton, where systems can pump in untreated water from Shinnecock Bay, temperature-controlled water or water that can be filtered and controlled, such as for salinity and acidity. (Sept. 25, 2013)

The wet lab at Stony Brook University's new
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The wet lab at Stony Brook University's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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Christopher Paparo is director of the Marine Sciences
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Christopher Paparo is director of the Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A classroom at Stony Brook Southampton's new Marine
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A classroom at Stony Brook Southampton's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. Christopher Gobler, a Stony Brook professor, said that the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences hopes to expand its community outreach to students.(Sept. 25, 2013)

A temperature gauge for a cold room in
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A temperature gauge for a cold room in the wet lab at Stony Brook University's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A computerized “wet lab” can pump in temperature-controlled
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A computerized “wet lab” can pump in temperature-controlled and filtered seawater from the adjoining bay. (Sept. 25, 2013)

The Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center, which has
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The Stony Brook Marine Sciences Center, which has a high-tech lab, opened last month. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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The lobby at Stony Brook Southampton's new Marine
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

The lobby at Stony Brook Southampton's new Marine Sciences Center. With the new $8.3 million facility, which opened Sept. 27, the school hopes to bring in more one-day school trips to the Southampton campus. In prior years, groups from Southampton, Hampton Bays, Smithtown, Riverhead and other areas have visited. (Sept. 25, 2013)

A conference room at Stony Brook University's new
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A conference room at Stony Brook University's new Marine Sciences Center in Southampton. The school also offers its Summer Oceanography class, an intensive, two-week program for high school students seeking college credit. (Sept. 25, 2013)

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