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H.T. Peters Aquatic Biology Lab

The new H.T. Peters Aquatic Biology Lab - Part of a $9 million addition!

We are thrilled to report that the new Peters Aquatic Biology Lab has been completed. Our new lab, added lakeside (of course!) onto Sattgast Hall is approximately 5,600 square feet and much larger and more modern than our past Aquatic Biology Lab. The new facility includes a much larger and custom designed teaching lab with "smart room" technology, aquarium room, mudroom, equipment room, multiple research lab spaces, a microscope room etc. With the rate that our program continues to grow, this new facility will meet the needs of Aquatic Biology faculty and students alike.

Lake shore view

Our program is centered in the H.T. Peters Aquatics Laboratory, a 5,600 square foot facility situated on Lake Bemidji. This facility features a classroom, water laboratory, computer room, and areas for student projects. A recent addition to the classroom area is a display aquarium honoring the late Dr. Charles S. Holt, Emeritus Professor of Aquatic Biology. Additionally, we have two large pontoon boats that allow us to have class out on the open water as seen in this picture below.

Equipment includes:

  • Living stream systems
  • Dozens of aquaria
  • Pontoon boats
  • Phase contrast microscope with computer imaging
  • Dissecting and compound microscopes
  • Balances
  • Fluorometer
  • Drying ovens
  • Walk-in refrigeration
  • Light meters
  • Muffle furnace
  • Pontoon boat
  • Jon boat
  • Zooplankton nets
  • Surber samplers
  • Kicknets
  • Alpha bottles
  • Mesocosms
  • Hydrolabs
  • Seines, trap nets, minnow traps
  • Ekman dredges
  • Core samplers
  • Flow meters
  • GIS