Washington Stars

Our Alaskan sea stars continue to do ok. They have been eating well, and our ammonium levels are now down below the critical threshold where it is toxic, so we forge on with plans to perform experiments next week. Unfortunately, one of our larger stars started to show signs of extreme stress early Thurs- the … More Washington Stars

Jaws on 5 (4) legs…

Today Elliot and Jacob worked on checking nutrient levels in the tanks, which involves using an aquarium test kit of gauge ammonium, nitrate, nitrite, pH and salinity levels; everything is normal except for ammonium, which continues to be high. Ian and Jacob then performed a 40% water change with fresh seawater, and added in ammonium … More Jaws on 5 (4) legs…

Phoenixes!

Some good news for a change. After concern that we’d lost all the stars in transit, somehow a few have survived the absolutely abhorrent conditions and are crawling in our tanks! It’s a miracle and shows just how robust these animals can be. And I think we can now exclude FedEx as the cause of … More Phoenixes!