How do I care for my animals?

You will be shown animal care protocols in your course. A representative from Animal Care will also give a talk on Animal Care in the beginning of the course.

Please ensure that there is adequate water flow to organisms at all times, but avoid excessive flow. Be sure seawater hoses will stay in tanks – use locline, or secure tygon tubes with clamps or weights. Don’t forget to feed your animals and be sure the species that you house together are compatible.

You must follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various collection and holding methods. SOPs can be found on the BMSC website. Animal Care Standard Operating Procedures

If you have any questions about the animals, contact your TA, Instructor, or the Animal Care Coordinator.

Contact the Animal Care Coordinator about sick animals.