Coral Research Laboratory

With the coral reefs of the world under various stressors, studies of their responses is most easily done in artificial environments where physical and chemical parameters are easily manipulated. My small laboratory has recently moved, and finishing the laboratory has exceeded my budget of $4500.  Once completed, the lab will allow cutting edge experiments involving instruments (which I have already purchased out of my pocket) and techniques such as UV/VIS/IR spectroscopy,  PAM fluorometry, chlorophyll analyses, water quality analyses through colorimetry, and so on. Results will be published on various online publications, which allows free access to those interested throughout the world. Credit will be given to each donor in every publication.  The lab, ideally, would be completed within several months' time. I have a 35-year background in water analyses, and have been purchasing laboratory equipment for the last 26 years.  Now retired, I need some assistance in getting the laboratory completed. Items would include cabinets, plumbing and electrical upgrades, and general finishing of the 800 square foot facility. Thank you for your consideration!


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Dana Riddle 
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