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Scripps Institute dedicates new marine ecosystem lab

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Scripps Institution of Oceanography dedicated its new marine ecosystem research lab Friday.

The 40,000-square-foot lab is expected to be an international resource for marine ecological research.

It was designed to bring Scripps scientists from several different departments together to develop new ways to study California's coastal waters and their ecosystems.

"It's helpful to all be together in the same building so that we can walk over, talk and exchange ideas," UCSD research associate David Wolgast said.

The building was funded in part by a $12 million award from the government.

It received a sustainable communities award from SDG&E for its green building features.

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