A well-equipped seawater lab includes a Flume Facility with a racetrack flume and annular flume. Experiments are conducted by researchers and graduate students from DMCS, and from other departments and universities. A wide range of research topics have been studied ranging from predator/prey interactions in surf clams and hard clams, oyster fertilization success, algal cell aggregation, mammal and bird bone transport, larval settlement, recruitment and post-larval transport, and sediment transport.

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Recently, three of the 4 annular flumes were relocated to the Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center in North Cape May, NJ.

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Eleven separate sea water cubicles are also available at the Marine Sciences Building on Cook Campus. Each is equipped with seawater tables, running seawater, and a biofilter. Three large tanks for organisms or experiments are located outside.

Sea Water Cublicles