With over 125 years of experience in collecting and culturing marine species, the MBA offers unparalleled expertise on the distribution, acquisition and care of marine species. We have a versatile research aquarium with a wide variety of tanks and facilities for keeping and working with temperate marine species. Dedicated staff aboard the research vessel Sepia are on hand to provide live marine material whilst our expert aquarist team provide housing and husbandry for a diverse range of marine organisms.
Our seawater laboratory provides unrivalled opportunities for scientists looking to conduct experimental projects in a modern research aquarium. Researchers have the opportunity to use our long-established aquarium systems, or even design new experimental setups within the existing facility. Tank rooms can be occupied immediately or can be enhanced to suit the bespoke needs of a given project.
Our aquaria facilities are fully equipped with recirculating seawater, temperature and photoperiod control, racked and floor-standing tanks, wet benches, and preparation and laboratory space. Closed systems for freshwater, brackish and tropical species can be arranged and we consider all specialist culturing and rearing projects.