The Fluvarium is a running water aquarium where river water from the Mill Stream (part of the River Frome) is directed through two substantial glass-sided channels within a purpose built building.
The Fluvarium building permits unique access to an ‘experimental river’ where complex scientific equipment, including sensitive electronics, can be brought into close proximity to a real river, but under the protection of a substantial concrete building with a glass roof.
The Fluvarium has been used for numerous scientific studies including:
The Fluvarium offers a unique platform for scientific research and is available to rent or hire from the Freshwater Biological Association (subject to availability with existing research). For all enquiries please email RiverLab@fba.org.uk.