We have a variety of aquatic systems to hold a wide array of aquatic fauna.
Our bivalves are generally held in upwelling systems and depending on the project our crayfish are held in flow- through troughs or individual Aquatic Habitats (AHAB) tanks. Automatic feeder systems are used for our bivalves and each culturing system is temperature controlled. Additionally, we have separate systems for exposure to contaminants and ecotoxicology experiments.
We also have two independent climate and photoperiod-controlled rooms for a variety of assays where temperature and photoperiod must be regulated. As our lab is located at the E. W. Shell Fisheries center, we also have access to experimental, earthen ponds for producing experimental animals and conducting field-based experiments. Other research labs at the station provide multiple opportunities for collaboration and professional advice from experts in diverse fields including aquaculture, ecology, nutrition, genetics, disease, and reproductive physiology.