Shipping container lab

This is a shipping container inside of an old  building…

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This is a cutting-edge fish laboratory inside of that shipping container!

 

Before the holiday break, my collaborator Chris Kopack gave me tour of his new lab. He has been working very hard to build this lab inside of a shipping container! He will be housing hundreds of endangered Arkansas Darters there this semester for an experiment designed to tell us how rearing environment and experience with predators affects the ability of these fish to survive after they are stocked back into natural rivers. Maybe shipping container labs will be the next big thing!

And there are fish in the lab! Check out the tiny darters and the adorable pike predators.

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