Phytoplankton Cultures for Students, Teachers, Aquariums, Researchers, and Spirulina Growers

Science Projects for the Classroom

Easy to use classroom and Home-School projects to investigate photosynthesis, pH, spectrophotometry, energy transfer between trophic levels. We can even design low-cost kits for custom projects!

Classroom Algae Projects

Bring on the Pigments!

If your polyps need some pep, and your cnidarians have needs- FEED them what they would eat in nature- ALGAE! We have vivid RED, GOLDEN, and GREEN algae that will make your marine friend's tenticals tickle!

Aquarium Feeds

Ready made experiment kits

Do you already have a question to ask algae? We can send you a kit FAST to get you started. Grab hold of your scientific method and dive in to your project.

Experiment Kits

I think I need one of those....

We love to culture phytoplankton, but more importantly, we want you to do it too! We stock the best and most reliable equipment to culture algae. Some equipment did not exist, so we build them ourselves.

Culture Supplies


How much light do I need for my algae?

January 19, 2018

We get asked this question, just about every day.   The answer is enough to saturate photosynthesis.   Too much light will damage the algae's pigments. Too... Read More


November 30, 2017

LEARNING PLAN OUTLINE     Name: Danielle Daugherty Course: Child Development 130: Science and Math for Young Children Curriculum Area: Science Title/Name of Activity: Starter... Read More

Student Experiment: P-Limitation for lipid accumulation (Is this a good experiment to perform?)

November 27, 2017

I recently had a student write to ask about phosphorus limitation for nutrient limitation. The questions were: Which strains to use? Which media to use?... Read More

Interview with Dr Aquilino’s and the Bodega Marine Lab’s efforts to save white abalone. By Cannon Purdy

October 31, 2017

The potential uses for algae are numerous, from biofuels to medicine to a sustainable food source for humans. But algae innovations are also critical for... Read More