Milford, CT | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Milford, CT

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Gary Wikfors

Gary Wikfors was born in Weehawken, NJ. After receiving his B.S. in biology at the University of Maine, Wikfors became interested in phycology. He began working at the Milford Laboratory in 1976 while earning his Master's at the University of Bridgeport. He later earned his PhD at the University of Connecticut while continuing to work at the lab. He is now the Branch Chief of the Aquaculture Sustainability Assessment Branch at the Milford Lab.

Fred Calabretta Milford, CT NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Sheila Stiles

Dr. Sheila Stiles was born in Memphis, Tennessee. As a young child she developed a love for nature which led to her focusing on science in college. She majored in biology at Xavier University, New Orleans. After graduation, she had the opportunity to work at the Milford Laboratory for the summer and was asked to stay on at the end of the summer. She was the first full time African American woman to be hired at the Lab. She credits her many mentors and her love of biology as the reason for her long, successful career. Dr.

Fred Calabretta Milford, CT NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Edwin Rhodes

Edwin Rhodes was born in Milford, Connecticut on March 4, 1943. During high school, he visited the Milford Lab to ask about a science project. He met Victor Loosanoff, the Lab Director, who became a mentor. Ed began working at the lab in 1959 as a high school junior and continued to work there until about 1970. After a brief break, he returned to the lab from 1971 to 1989. He rejoined NOAA as the Aquaculture Coordinator from 1997 to 2001. He has spent his entire career, both in the public and private sectors, working on aquaculture and shellfish. 

Fred Calabretta Milford, CT NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
Walter Blogoslawski

Walter Blogoslawski was born in New Britain, Connecticut on February 8, 1943. He received his Bachelor's from Fairfield University, a Master's in Marine Science at Long Island University, and later a PhD. at Fordham University in 1971. He began working at Milford Laboratory in 1971 as a microbiologist and is retiring this year.

Fred Calabretta Milford, CT NOAA-NMFS, Northeast Fisheries Science Center Voices from the Science Centers
John Sherwin-Nutmegg

Interview with oyster fishermen James Salce and John Sherwin-Nutmegg by Walter Blogoslawski.  Interview contains information about selling oysters, regulations and oystering practices.

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James Salce

Interview with oyster fishermen James Salce and John Sherwin-Nutmegg by Walter Blogoslawski.  Interview contains information about selling oysters, regulations and oystering practices.

Walter Blogoslawski Milford, CT NEFSC Milford Lab Milford Lab Oral Histories
Edwin Rhodes

Interview with Edwin Rhodes (born February 1943) who began working at the Milford Lab in 1959 at the age of 14. Interview contains information on his career with NMFS, Long Island Oyster Farms, and the NFI Crab Council.

Walter Blogoslawski Milford, CT NEFSC Milford Lab Milford Lab Oral Histories
Walter Blogoslawski

Interview with scientist Walter Blogoslawski, born February 8, 1943, of the NEFSC's Milford Lab in Milford, CT.  Blogoslawski describes his education and entry into science as well as his research focus on bacterial pathogens in shellfish.

Maribeth Stewart Milford, CT NEFSC Milford Lab Milford Lab Oral Histories

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