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Establishment of a Marine Life Collection at the Institute of the Environment, UOB

Started on July 1st, 2005, this activity aims to offer a platform for gaining knowledge on Mediterranean marine species, offer an educational setting for the UOB community and the public at large as well as establish a reference marine collection of preserved specimens on the national level. The "Marine Life Collection" is housed at the IOE conference room offering easy access for viewing by interested parties. Of the outputs of this activity, the following are of main interest:
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  • Adoption of the specimen preservation protocol for MRCZM purposes

  • Purchased all required chemicals, material, and equipment

  • Secured location for treatment of specimens to be preserved

  • Developed identification-tag templates for preserved specimens

  • Immersed several fish species in preservation solution

  • Life histories of above species researched and created identification tags

  • Involvement of one student volunteer from the Department of Environmental Sciences
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University of Balamand,
Balamand Al Kurah,
Lebanon

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