"G" is for Grice Marine Biological Laboratory

May 29, 2018

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"G" is for Grice Marine Biological Laboratory. Established by the College of Charleston as the Fort Johnson Marine Biological Laboratory, its name was changed to honor the then president of the College. The laboratory, is located on James Island, on a portion of the site of old Fort Johnson—close to the end of a peninsula that juts into Charleston Harbor. State and federal laboratories involved in studies of estuarine and marine environments are also located at Fort Johnson. Student and faculty research has included studies in cell biology, molecular biology, ecology, fisheries biology, and oceanography. Additionally, the Grice Marine Biological Laboratory’s zoological collections, composed largely of fishes but with an appreciable representation of invertebrates, are utilized in research and teaching and are frequently consulted by investigators from other institutions.