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Analysis Service / Contact Information

Description of Service

Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
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(361) 749-3099

  • Carbon and nitrogen isotopic composition of solid samples (sediment, soil, nutrient filters, tissues). EA-IRMS.
  • Carbon and oxygen isotopic composition of carbonates. Gasbench-IRMS.
  • Oxygen and hydrogen isotopic composition of water. Gasbench-IRMS.
  • Carbon isotopic composition of dissolved inorganic carbon. Gasbench-IRMS.
  • Compound specific carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of fatty acids, alkanes, alcohols, amino acids. GC-C-IRMS.

Elemental and Nutrient Analysis
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(361) 749-3099

  • Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen abundance measurements in solid samples (sediment, soil, nutrient filters, tissues). 
  • Total organic carbon and total dissolved nitrogen abundance measurements in aqueous samples (seawater, river water, groundwater).
  • Quantify nutrients (ammonium, nitrate, silicate, phosphate) in aqueous samples (seawater, river water, groundwater).

LC-Ion-Mobility-Quadrupole-Time-of-Flight-Mass-Spectrometry
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(361) 749-3099

  • Provide accurate mass detection, molecular discovery and quantification of analytes, including but not limited to, proteins, metabolites, lipids and carbohydrates. Agilent 6560 LC/MS IM-QTOF.
Hydrography
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(361) 749-6720

  • Current meter measurements: acquisition and reduction only
  • Current meter measurements: acquisition, reduction and analysis
  • Tides: acquisition and reduction of data from instrumentation
  • Conductivity/Temperature/Depth: reduction and analysis of CTD profiler data
  • Weather: acquisition and reduction only of data from meteorological system instrumentation
  • Data for DODS System
Phytoplankton Ecology
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361) 749-6732

  • Segmented Flow Analysis: Inorganic nutrients (no sample collection included)
  • Segmented Flow Analysis: Organic nutrients and Urea (no sample collection included)
  • Flow injection Analysis: Sample Collection
  • Manual methods: Chlorophyll a by fluorometry, non-acidification technique
  • Manual methods: Chlorophyll a, b, c by dual beam spectrophotometry
  • Manual methods: Sample Collection
  • Microalgal Taxonomy: Inverted Microscopy
  • Pam Fluorometry
  • Particulate Phosphate Measurement
Algae & Seagrass Photosynthesis
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(361) 479-6744

  • Photosynthetic Chamber: Spectrometric analysis - Class I Sediment Ammonium
  • Photosynthetic Chamber: Spectrometric analysis - Class II Nitrate + Nitrite
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class I - Red Algae Chlorophyll a and carotenoids
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class II - Green Algae Chlorophyll a and b
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class III - Brown Algae Chlorophyll a only with wavelength scan
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class III - Brown Algae Chlorophyll a only without wavelength scan
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class III - Brown Algae Chlorophyll a, c, carotenoids, fucoxanthin
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class IV-Photo plankton Chlorophyll a, spectrophotometric or fluorometric
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class V - Vascular Plants Chlorophyll a and b
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class V - Vascular Plants Soluble carbohydrates
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class V - Vascular Plants Biomass, density and percent coverage
  • Tissue Constituent Analysis: Class V - Vascular Plants Sediment grain size
  • Par Measurement:L1-1000 Datalogger measurement of photo syntheitcally active radiation (PAR) 
Benthos
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(361) 749-6744


  • Benthic Sediment Sample Collection: Smith McIntyre grab & hydrographic data
  • Benthic Sediment Sample Collection: Three cores by diver and hydrographic data
  • Benthic Invertebrate Sample Analysis: Smith McIntyre Grab (0.1 m2)
  • Benthic Invertebrate Sample Analysis: Core Sample (6.7 cm I.D., 35.3 cm2, 10 cm depth, mud or sand)
  • Benthic Invertebrate Sample Analysis:  Core Sample (6.7 cm I.D., 35.3 cm2, 10 cm depth, seagrass)
  • Sediment Analysis: Sediment Sand-Silt-Clay Content
  • Sediment Analysis: Sediment Grain size distribution
  • Sediment Analysis: Carbon and Nitrogen
  • Sediment Analysis: Total Organic Carbon, Carbon and Nitrogen, acidified sample
  • Epibenthos/Necktonic Analysis: Trawl
  • Chlorophyll Analysis: Chlorophyll a by fluorometry, non-acidification technique
Reproductive Physiological Analysis
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(361) 749-6768



  • Steroid Hormones by RIA-Radioimmunoassy of Estradiol
  • Steroid Hormones by RIA-Secretory capacity of gonads
  • Vitellogenin Measurements-By RIA for Sciaenid Species
  • Vitellogenin Measurements-By Measurement of Protein-bound Phosphorus for Other Species
  • Gonadotropic & Thyroid Hormones by RIA
  • Hormonal Control of Fish-egg Maturation
  • Hormonal Induction of Spawning Testing
  • Estogen Receptor Assay
  • Secretory Capacity of Pituitary and Response to LHRH
  • Estrogen Receptor Competition Assay with PCB and DDTs
  • Assessment of Spawning Readiness
Plankton Processes & Characterization
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(361) 749-3102

  • Measurement of Zooplankton Grazing: Gut Pigment Technique
  • Enumeration of Plankton Samples: Phytoplankton &/or Microzooplankton Samples, Utermohl's Technique
  • Enumeration of Zooplankton Samples
  • Fluorometric analysis of chlorophyll a
  • Cuturing of marine protozoa
  • Collection of wild zooplankton

Fish Ecology and Behavior
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(361) 749-6775

  • Fish Behavior: Fish Rearing-Laboratory Hatchery
  • Fish Behavior: Video Tape Recording and Analysis
  • Fish Behavior: Video Measurement
  • Fish Behavior: Quantitative/Statistical Analysis

MSI Diving Control Board

  • Diving Safety Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assistant Diving Safety Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Diving Program Coordinators (voting members) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Assistant Director for Facilities and Boat Operations This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Director of MSI (voting member) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chairman of the MSI Safety Committee (voting member) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MSI Scientific Divers

Name

Certification Date (MSI)

Level

Certification Depth

Ken Dunton 11/03/89 Advanced 90
Frank Ernst 11/12/03 Basic 90
Joan Holt 01/15/94 Basic 60
Scott Holt 03/22/93 Basic 60
Susan Schonberg 07/17/92 Basic 30
Tracy Villareal 07/22/97 Basic 60