Our Seawater Facility
Undergraduate students learning about the biology, chemistry, and ecology of marine organisms are given the opportunity to get a closer look at live examples of marine plants and invertebrate animals that are commonly seen, and those that are often overlooked, in the Sydney Harbour region.
Seawater is collected from Rose Bay during periods of no rain. The water is filtered to remove impurities before being added to the storage facility. Animals are kept in conditions which reflect Sydney Harbour, with temperatures ranging from 15-22°C.
Find out more about our Seawater Facility.