Marine Science & Tech Center Opens Monday

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The brand spankin’ new Highline Community College Marine Science & Technology (MaST) Center opens Monday (June 16th) at 9:30am, with a special Dedication Ceremony featuring Congressman Adam Smith at 10am.

Festivities will go on all day until 7pm, and more info is available here (as a PDF file).

Located just four miles south of HCC’s campus at Redondo Beach and halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, the MaST Center is dedicated to expanding knowledge about the Puget Sound and the surrounding environment through teaching, outreach, and research.

The brand new, 2,500 square-foot facility, situated on a 260-foot pier over the Puget Sound, will offer public space, classroom, laboratories, and office and research areas.

With more than 2,000 gallons of flow-through saltwater tanks, holding more than 80 species of local marine life and easy access to a huge diversity of nearby habitats, and state-of-the-art equipment, the opportunity for research and education is almost limitless.

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