Sea Water Cubicles

Eleven separate small rooms are available. Each is equipped with seawater tables, running seawater, and a biofilter. Three large tanks for organisms or experiments are located outside.

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Sea water is collected from Corson’s Inlet State Park on the incoming high tide, transported to the Marine and Coastal Sciences building in a 3,000 gallon capacity fiberglass tank on a truck designed specifically for that purpose. Seawater is pumped through a sand filter to remove large particles and organisms and initially stored in a settling tank. Before use, seawater is pumped to one of 3 distribution tanks. More than 20,000 gallons of seawater can be stored at a time.