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Adjacent to the laboratory are our dive locker, temperature-controlled aquarium room, and work shop. Above the laboratory are dormitories for visiting scientists, with full kitchen and hot running water. In its entirety, the laboratory is designed to meet the needs of field researchers, to allow maximal exploitation of precious research time in the field.

CRRF's current, 2400 square foot, research laboratory was built in 1996 on Malakal Island in Koror, Palau, adjacent to the water with its own sea wall and floating dock. It is the base for research projects of both resident staff and visiting scientists. The laboratory includes a "guest lab" for visiting researchers, additional work space with scientific instrumentation, an invertebrate reference collection, library and conference room, and office space with essential telecommunications.

CRRF has two outboard boats, 150 HP on 25 ft (8m) Yamaha boat and 150 HP on 21ft (7m) Boston Whaler Outrage, and a 40ft (12m) aluminum catamaran with twin 250HP outboards, rear A-frame with winch. The boats are immediately accessible, at the floating dock outside the lab.

Facility and Boats


CRRF has all the equipment necessary for basic field work, including, compound and dissecting microscopes with fiber optic light sources and attached video camera, analytical balances, drying oven, sieves and sieve shaker, field Oxygen-Salinity-Temperature meter, pH meter, underwater light meter, fume hood and various other laboratory supplies.

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