Aquatic Resources

The Aquatic Resources Group (ARG) is an on site group of staff generalists, biologists, and technicians who maintain both the Labs’ core functions and facilitate research for remote and in-house scientists. This includes the design and assembly of custom aquatic systems, the culture of study animals and food items, specimen collection, scientific diving, instrumentation and the collection environmental data, and marine operations. ARG can offer assistance in situations where it may be too costly to assemble, equip, re-train, or deploy a researcher’s own technicians. ARG charges on an hourly basis with no limit on project times. Time and cost estimates are available in advance.

More information on ARG services.

Contact Information

For information regarding aquatic resources please contact, 707-875-1978.


For research involving vertebrate animals, you will need to file an Animal Use and Care permit from UC Davis

Tank Space Request Form – If you plan to keep plants or animals in BML tanks you should consult with the Aquatic Resources Group to acquire aquarium space.

Volunteer Opportunities with ARG