AQUATIC FACILITIES for holding a variety of marine and freshwater flora and fauna for long periods at ambient and controlled water temperatures and for live food production to support fish and invertebrate culture.
VESSELS, including a Boston Whaler and two zodiacs for collecting organisms.
CERTIFIED SCIENTIFIC DIVERS provide researchers with live animals from coastal waters year-round and support research requiring underwater surveying, sampling or observations.
57 LABORATORIES of varying size, some housing flowing sea-water and others housing instruments for analytical chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, histology, molecular biology (genetics and genomics) and microscopy.
COMMON-USE ROOMS for fish sampling, microscopy/image analysis, high-speed centrifugation, radioisotope analyses, histological preparation and histochemistry and molecular biology.
ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION, including total organic carbon and carbon hydrogen nitrogen analyzers, a nutrient autoanalyzer, high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatographs (GC), a GC/mass spectrometer, a Iatroscan system, high-speed centrifuges, beta- and gamma-scintillation counters, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction machines, a microarray scanner, a genetic analyzer, a fluorescence activated cell sorter, a resonance scanning confocal microscope, a scanning electron microscope with elemental analysis, cell culture incubators and biosafety cabinets and a histology suite, including a tissue processor, an embedding station, a cryostat, an automatic microtome and an automated stainer.
IMAGE AND DATA ANALYSIS FACILITY (IDAF), Image acquisition using analogue (SVHS, Hi8, VHS, photography) and digital (DV, scanning, video capture) media; software image analysis (Inspector, Image Pro SigmaScan Pro etc.); microscopy, data backup, video production (Premier).
COLD ROOMS for temperature-sensitive experiments.
VEHICLES, including a five-ton vehicle which can be fitted with two 2,500-litre tanks for the transportation of live organisms, four 4x4 trucks available for field research and a shuttle van to provide transportation to and from campus.
SEAL FACILITY, home of the resident seals.
MARINE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME, Seasonal tours of the resident seals and a touch tank of fauna (animals) and flora (plants) for visitors.