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UNF Limnology Students perform field work at Lake Oneida.
Salt marsh
Oyster beds
Students and professor working with a Benthic tray
gator hatchling
entire class crossing florida creek
Two Herons

Department of Biology Facilities

Shared Scientific Equipment

  • Walk-in freezer (-20֯ C)                                  
  • Walk-in cold room (3֯ C)                                
  • -80 ֯C freezers                                                   
  • Ice machines
  • DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer
  • Percival temp-controlled incubators
  • Steris autoclaves
  • Steris lab glassware washer
  • Olympus Fluoview FV100 confocal microscope
  • Olympus DP21 microscope camera
  • Olympus BX60 epifluorescent microscope
  • Beckman LS6500 scintillation counter
  • Wizard 1470 gamma counter
  • Epoch microplate reader w/ micro-volume plate
  • Millipore Milli-Q water system
  • Avanti JXN-30 centrifuge
  • BioRad CFX Connect q-PCR thermal cycler
  • BioRad C1000 Touch thermal cycler
  • Corning LSE Shake control system
  • Amersham Imager 600
  • Gel Logic 1500 imaging system
  • Temperature controlled Insectary


  • F-350 Pickup
  • Chevy Express 15-passenger van
  • Ford Explorer XLT SUV


  • R/V Osprey - 27’ Twin V
  • Genetic Drift - 21’ Carolina Skiff
  • Mud Minnow - 15’ Jon Boat
  • GTM Observer - 20’ Sea Arc
  • UNF Sea Arc - 20’ Sea Arc
  • Canoes/Kayaks


Our sea water system has a 6,000 gallon capacity and pumps water throughout the building, including teaching and research labs, as well as the rooftop greenhouse.  

Our necropsy facility is used to assess stranded marine mammals as well as other animals including large sharks and sea turtles.   The climate-controlled rooftop greenhouse serves as an ideal location for culturing a diverse array of plant species used in research and teaching.  Sea water access allows us to cultivate mangroves, sea grasses and corals.