Aquatron Laboratory

Research Facility



Aquatron Laboratory
Dalhousie University
Halifax
Nova Scotia (NS)

The Aquatron Laboratory hosts aquatic research projects from both internal (Dalhousie) and external users. The Aquatron has the capacity for a broad range of research projects.

Keywords:

fish, algae, oceaongraphy, marine biology, marine mammal, aquaculture, seawater, tanks, large tanks

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
  • Ocean Industries

Contacts



John Batt
john.batt@dal.ca
9024943874
Aquatron Manager

Equipment



Small Wet Labs (11)
The Aquatron Laboratory has 11 small wet labs which are available to researchers both internal or external to Dalhousie University. The labs can be supplied with heated or chilled fresh or saltwater. Lab setup can be customized for any project. Small wet labs are about 130 square feet.

Tower Tank
The Tower Tank is a 10 meter deep (33 ft) by 3.7 meter (12 ft) diameter tank is fully insulated allowing researchers to perform experiments in 1 atmosphere of seawater

Pool Tank

The 50 ft diameter by 12 ft deep tank holds 680 m3 of either seawater or dechlorinated freshwater. Water can be heated or chilled.


Large Wet Labs (1)
The Aquatron Laboratory has 2 large wet labs which are available to researchers both internal or external to Dalhousie University. The labs can be supplied with heated or chilled fresh or saltwater. Both also have atmospheric controls allowing the room to be chilled to 10°C

Benthic Flume
The Benthic flume is a 10 m by 50 cm by 50 cm recirculating Benthic Flume.

Swim Tunnel Respirometer
The Swim Tunnel Respirometer is permanently setup for access. It can be supplied with fresh or saltwater which can be heated or chilled.

Ocean Science Building Tank Lab
The Aquatron Laboratory has 3 new tanks in the new Dalhousie Ocean Sciences Building. Each tank is 24 ft wide by 30 feet long by 14 ft deep. Tanks are currently supplied with either fresh or salt water.

Date submitted: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 10:50 AM
Date updated: Fri, Jul 8, 2016 10:53 AM

2018-04-09T04:14:03+00:00