Marine Environmental Specimen Bank, Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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TitleMarine Environmental Specimen Bank, Hollings Marine Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2013
Keywords-150C, -80C, centralized repository, cryogenic collection, frozen tissue collection, genetic resources, ichthyology, invertebrates, liquid nitrogen, mammalogy, online database, ornithology, vertebrates
AbstractThe Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (Marine ESB), established by NIST in 2001 at the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, South Carolina, cryogenically banks well-documented environmental specimens collected as part of other agency marine research and monitoring programs. Specimens include marine mammal tissues, mussels and oysters, fish tissues, seabird eggs, and peregrine falcon eggs and feathers. The bank emphasizes cryogenic storage using ultra-cold (-80C) electric freezers and liquid nitrogen vapor (-150C) freezers.
URLhttp://www.nist.gov/mml/csd/marineesb.cfm