The University of Florida’s Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) is the latest research facility to join our growing Rising Tide family. Dr. Cortney Ohs heads up the Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Facility at IRREC and has made leaps and bounds in the realms of marine baitfish, marine live feeds, and brood nutrition research
since joining UF in 2005. His expertise and expansive facility will greatly enhance the progress desired in the world of marine ornamental fish research.
About a year ago, Cortney began his involvement with a shipment of golden trevally broodstock from SeaWorld Orlando. He has since raised 1000’s of them to the juvenile phase, the details of which will be presented in a future blog post. More recently he has acquired funding that will bring green chromis broodstock to his facility so he and his team can begin to address the production protocols required to make this heavily imported species an aquaculture reality. TAL and IRREC will be working together closely on this species as well as the Pacific blue tang. Cortney is currently working on MORE: Rising Tide expands in Florida