Marine biologist love to take samples, to observe and better understand what lives in our oceans.

It might be microscopic floating plants (phytoplankton), or it could be small animals (zooplankton).

In order to keep these samples alive, under the right conditions, they need incubators.

Two have arrived in Hobart, and Dr Brian Griffiths from the Future Research Vessel Project, and Terry Byrne from the CSIRO storeroom, were on hand to unpack and check them.

The incubators are part of the Group 2 scientific equipment, being purchased for use onboard RV Investigator.

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