Pentair Products now on all 7 Continents
The Hofmann laboratory in Antarctica is home to numerous groundbreaking research projects. The Hofmann lab website states “the Hofmann lab has been doing research in McMurdo Station Antarctica since 2001. The first generation of Bravo 134 studied the thermal physiology and cold adaptation of Antarctic fish. The two current projects explore the impacts of ocean acidification in calcification-dependent marine invertebrates.” Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is stellar about our involvement with the current project in ocean acidification research and pleased to be able to provide products for such a prominent research mission like Dr. Gretchen Hofmann’s research in Antarctica.
Pentair’s nursery tanks are shown in a new tank system designed by UC Santa Barbara scientists to study the effects of ocean acidification on the Antarctic pteropod Limacina helicina antarctica. Kevin Johnson, a UCSB graduate student, has designed tanks capable of holding pteropods in a flow- through system using the 1L nursery tanks with mesh baffles.
Photo Credit: Gretchen Hofmann
You may view more of Gretchen Hofmann’s images & learn more information about the Hofmann Lab research projects here: http://hofmannlab.weebly.com/technology.html