The department has an excellent aquatic animal facility (4,066 square feet) with constant supply of running well water. The facility is used for both teaching and research. The facility houses several species of fish, including rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), carp (Cyprinus carpio), medaka (Oryzias latipes), killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) and eel (Anguilla rostrata), and the research includes physiology, toxicology, immunology and molecular biology. The facility also houses the African clawed toad (Xenopus) in a separate room and this animal is used for research on developmental biology.