Algae Culture

Algae Culture

 
 
 
Lighting SystemAlgae CapacityWater SystemPumping SystemLaboratory
  • 4 x 3.6 m light panels
  • 2 x 1.2 m light panels
  • 24 x 240 L cylinders
  • 15 x 250 L cylinders
  • Top or bottom siphoning
  • 1,000 L algae harvested daily
  • Filtered seawater
  • 2 x 900 L disinfected seawater supply
  • 2 Pumping systems
  • Algae pumped directly to first feeding tanks
  • Disinfected water pumped to algae cylinders
  • Air conditioned rooms maintained at 18-19°C
  • Central floor drain
  • PH regulation and monitoring
  • Carbon dioxide injection via airlines

Four species of algae are currently cultured for rotifer maintenance (T.Iso, Nannochloropsis sp.), rotifer enrichment (T.Iso), creating "green" water for larvae culture (e.g. larval cod are first "fed" T.Iso), and bivalve (shellfish) feeding (T.Iso, Chaetoceros muelleri, Tetraselmis sp.

  • Isochrysis sp. (T.Iso or Tahitian strain)
  • Chaetoceros sp. (muelleri or calcitrans)
  • Nannochloropsis sp. (oculata)
  • Tetraselmis sp. (suecica)

There are also starter cultures of many other species available.

 
 

 

Starter Cultures
Starter cultures for various species of algae (right and above) and a 1/2 full cylinder of Nannochloropsis sp. ready for use (above).

 
 
   
 Light Panels
Light panels have a light intensity of 2,500-4,000 lux. Algae cylinders have a capacity of 240-250 L each with top and bottom siphoning capabilities.

Contact

Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000