Shore–based facilities in Key Largo
Two houses are leased in Key Largo to support the Florida Science Program. One house includes administration headquarters, accommodations for visiting staff, and extensive workshop facilities. A duplex is available for visiting scientists that includes comfortable dormitory–style accommodations, full kitchens, and laundry facilities. Modest laboratory space is located beneath the duplex and includes two science areas (with good benchtop space), a workshop, running seawater (that uses canal water of variable quality due to high nutrients, presence of coliform bacteria, and rapid changes during rain events), open benchtops, refrigerator–freezers, and a large capacity ice machine.