Whether monitoring for harmful algae, assessing food supply, or determining the health and viability of larvae in aquaculture operations, farm and hatchery managers can now analyze water samples significantly faster than before.
In the hatchery the FlowCam has many uses. The instrument can be used to keep track of the health of the larvae by looking at high-resolution images and abnormalities can be quickly assessed. The vital stain Neutral Red can be added to samples to determine the ratio of live/dead larvae, and the hatchery manager can monitor the concentration of the algae being fed to the larvae.
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Since its inception in 1997 at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, the FlowCam continues to advance imaging flow cytometry with improved optics, more robust analytical software, and faster throughput for rapid, more reliable, more accurate analysis of microorganism morphology.
“With over a year of daily samples, we have a full picture of trends to help with forecasting. We can anticipate and predict blooms with confidence.”
—Rhanna Turberville, Water Quality Technician, Grieg Seafood ASA
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