Scope and Contents
The Lerner Marine Laboratory, on Bimini in the Bahamas, was established in the same year this film was made, 1948, and given to the museum by Michael Lerner. The film opens with travelogue material: markets, streets, traffic policemen, adults and children, before it moves to the research center, with views of the grounds of the center, Lerner's yacht, the Playmate, and Helen Lerner, Lerner's wife, fishing from a skiff. At the laboratory, Lerner, William King Gregory, AMNH vertebrate paleontologist, and Ross Nigrelli, of the New York Zoological Society, discuss various species of fish. Most of the footage in this film is devoted to the fish and other marine animals in the various collection tanks.
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Conditions Governing Access
Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.
1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, color ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
Original format: 16 mm. print.
- Bimini, 1948
- Iris Lee
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