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The Bigelow's galley is where meal and food preparation are done.
The mess deck is where all meals are served buffet style aboard the Bigelow. Features include water/ice dispenser, juice machine, coffee maker and grinder, toaster, 60inch LCD TV with surround sound, snack area with soda machine and ice cream freezer.
The Bigelow's preservation alcove has a fume hood and ice machine for sample preservation.
The Bigelow boasts a state-of-the-art fish sorting, weighing, measuring, and sampling apparatus that interfaces directly with the ship's scientific computer network. This system includes four ergonomically designed work stations that can be manned by either one or two persons. This lab also includes a work station capable of recording weight counts via a wireless 0.5 tonne sling scale used for large individual specimens, a 30 kg flow scale used in conjunction with a conveyor belt for total catch weight, and a 50 kg motion compensated load cell used to weigh baskets of specimens. Each station has a waterproof touch screen that allows for the efficient recording of all data parameters. All of these stations are connected to a main Fisheries Scientific Computer System server (FSCS) that logs and stores data 100% digitally.
Chemical preservation takes place in fume hoods located throughout the ship with preservation solutions stored in the HAZMAT locker.
Biological samples can be collected and preserved aboard the vessel via chemical or freezing methods. There are three separate refrigeration units onboard. The largest unit is a walk-in adjustable temperature freezer with shelves and easy access to the Fisheries Research Wet Lab. There are also two smaller deep-freezers supplying approximately 0.6 cubic meters each at -18°C and -80°C.