MLML has many instruments used for various aspects of marine science. Some of these instruments are in common-use labs whereas other instruments are in specialized labs of certain researchers. Many of these instruments can be used with proper training, or a specialized technician can perform the analyses.

Some of the specialized equipment includes:

  • Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • DMA-80 Direct Mercury Analyzer
  • Cold Vapour Atomic Fluorescence Spectrophotometer mercury detector
  • Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope with INCA Energy 250 energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer
  • Leica Petrographic Microscopes
  • Trimble VX Spatial Station terrestrial laser scanner
  • Beckman Coulter Laser Particle Sizer LS 1230
  • Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine genome sequencer
  • Microwave for assisted acid digestion.


We also have available many sea-going instruments from dive sensors placed on vertebrates to CTD rosettes for the ocean-going vessels.

Two of the instruments are run as cost centers, where you can send a sample and it can be analyzed for a set price.