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Entergy gifts extraordinary natural science collection to SoMAS

Clients Entergy Services, Inc.

Jones Day represented Entergy in its charitable donation to the State University of New York, Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMas), of an extraordinary scientific collection of approximately 50 million archived fish specimens, as well as related digitized biological and environmental data taken, for approximately 170 species derived from the Hudson River Estuary over more than five decades.

The collection includes Indian Point-sponsored, digitized survey data for the full complement of fish species available to the sampling gear in the approximately 150-mile Hudson River Estuary (from the Battery to the Troy Dam), and the associated biological and environmental (including water quality) information (after 1974) within a digitized database capable of ready statistical analysis. The collection also includes the associated archived fish specimens (after 1984), consisting mostly of preserved early life stages of Estuarine fish, numbering approximately 50 million individuals. The collection is unequalled, and the specimens from the collection represent among the largest held by any U.S. museum or university, placing SoMAS among a handful of renowned institutions, such as the Smithsonian, for such assets.