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Facilities & Resources



Location On Tarpon Bay
Sanibel, Florida
USA
Lat & Long 26°26'31.17"N, 82° 4'58.41"W
Square Footage 3,468 including out buildings and micro- and meso-cosms/holding tanks
Onsite Laboratories 3
  • Small Conference Arealab aerial
  • On-site Library
  • Wireless Network

Resources


Small Boats
  • 22' Panga with 90hp 4 stroke Yamaha
  • 22' Carolina Skiff with 115hp 4 stroke Yamaha
  • 16' Creek Craft with 20hp 4 stroke Honda
  • 14' Jon Boat
  • 12' Jon Boat
Additional Motors
  • 14 hp - 2 stroke Johnsonaj and equipment
  • 6 hp - 4 stroke Suzuki
Vehicles
  • Chevy Silverado 4X4 pickup truck
  • Toyota Tundra pickup truck
Equipment
  • Numerous PCs with color laser printers, server, wireless DSL
  • GIS server and dedicated ESRI software
  • HP Designjet T1100 44” Plotter
  • -20°C & -60°C freezer
  • Isomet Low Speed Saw
  • Leica Wild M32 StereoVision Microscope with Ken-A-Vision 15x with digital cameralab boats
  • Olympus BX51 research grade compound microscope with epifluorescence and differential interference contrast and filters
  • DP72-cooled, super high-resolution (equivalent to 12.8 megapixels) single chip color CCD camera and dedicated software
  • 25x Stage Microscope
  • 1000x Wesco stereoscope
  • 1000x Wolfe compound scope
  • Leica MZ6 dissecting scope
  • Fiber optics illuminators
  • Daigger 4350 Microcentrifuge
  • P20, P200, P1000 Daigger Micropipettors
  • M.J. Research Laboratory Thermocycler PTC 100
  • BioRad denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis system
  • BioRad PowerPac 300W power supply
  • BioRad gradient gel delivery system, Model 475
  • FisherBrand and Fotodyne Transilluminators
  • Fotodyne agarose gel electrophoresis rig
  • IsoTemp 500 Series Incubator
  • Napco Model 8000 DSE Autoclave, 9" x 13"
  • Hydrolabs Quanta (4) with DO, pH, temperature, turbidity, and conductivity
  • LiCor 1400 logger, pyranometer, and spherical quantum sensor
  • Hydrolab MiniSonde 4a and Surveyor with pH, DO, conductivity, salinity and temperature
  • YSI 6600 S-NDE with chlorophyll, turbidity, pH, DO, conductivity, and temperature and Model 650 Display Instrument with High Memory and BarometerRECON being serviced
  • Campbell CR1000X with temperature, pH, DO, conductivity, and quantum sensor probes
  • Rank Brothers oxygen measurement system with stirrer and 7mL & 25mL chambers with light source
  • Hach DR2800 spectrophotometer with digestor
  • Starrett Datasure wireless data collection measuring system with digital calipers
  • Constant temperature waterbath
  • Biospherical multi-channel light loggers (4)
  • Hamilton Digital Diluter
  • 250 gal insulated tanks
  • Chillers and heaters
  • Workshop with large selection of tools
  • Aluminum dive tanks and related gear
  • Field sampling and related surveying gearmangrove propagules -- CST LaserMark™ LD-400 laser level with adjustable tripod
  • Digital cameras and video equipment, some with underwater housings
  • YSI Model 200 stirring BOD meter
  • Stirring hot plate
  • Baxter benchtop centrifuge
  • Turner Trilogy fluorometer (chlorophyll a with acidification, CDOM and optical brightener heads)

  • IDEXX Laboratories Enterolert® System
  • HF Micro100 Laboratory Turbidity Meter (EPA and ISO compliant)

  • Nine Satlantic Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory (LOBO)
LOBO components:
Satlantic ISUS (in situ ultraviolet spectrophotometer)
-  chemical free nitrate sensor
-  Accuracy: ± 2 µM (0.028 mg/L)
-  Detection range: 0.5 to 2000 µM *(0.007 to 28 mg/L-N)
-  Thermal compensation: 0 to 40°C
-  Salinity compensation: 0 to 40 psu
-  Path length: 1 cm
-  Wavelength range: 200 - 400 nm
Satlantic Stor-X Datalogger
-  5 switched power serial interface ports
WETlabs Water Quality Monitor (WQM)
-  Conductivity 0 - 9 Siemens/m
-  Temperature -5°C  -  35°C
-  Depth 0 - 200 decibars
-  Oxygen 0 - 120% mg/l
-  Chlorophyll fluorescence 0 - 60 µg/L EX: 470 nm EM: 695 nm
-  Turbidity 0 - 25 NTU @700 nm
WETlabs Environmental Characterization Optics Fluorometer (ECO)
-  Model ECO FLS
-  CDOM 0.09 - 500 ppb EX: 370 nm EM: 460 nm
Nortek Aquadopp current profiler
-  1 MHz
-  2 beam
-  2 dimensional

SCCF Constant Temperature Mesocosm Facility

The constant temperature facility has six-1 m3 tanks arranged into two banks each with three tanks which are interconnected to be able to recirculate through a biofilter, a carbon filter and a Phos-zorb filter. Light is supplied by fluorescent light banks which have an optimal spectrum for plant photosynthesis (Phillips ADV850) and are controlled by timers on a 12 h on/ 12 h off cycle. Light levels of 500 µE/m2/s can be reduced using fewer bulbs and layers of 50% shade cloth (Green-Tek Shade-Rite). Temperature can be controlled to within 1oC for the range of 13-33ºC, with in line water chillers and 1000 watt water heaters with sensors and controllers, and by adjusting A/C settings. A Campbell CR10x datalogger records data on temperature, pH, DO, and conductivity, and can accept most other sensors.