The station has a flow-through system of good quality seawater directly pumped in via twin 110 mm saltwater pipelines which extends 60 metres off the edge of the reef crest, immediately in front of the station. The seawater is pumped into three header tanks, storing both unfiltered and filtered seawater. Both unfiltered and filtered seawater is pumped through to the various laboratory areas where it can be directly accessed for experimental use.
Some specifications of OIRS saltwater system includes:
The Orpheus Island Research Station actively seeks volunteers to assist with station duties throughout the year. See our Volunteer Program webpage for further information.
Orpheus Island Research Station provides a range of excellent facilities to suit both research and educational groups.