The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has three extensive collections which include more than 700,000 cataloged, preserved invertebrates as well as adult and larval fish. The specimens represent vouchers from biological assessment studies. Scientists use these collections as guides as they identify animals collected during research, as sources for research material, or for educational exhibits.
Specimen Information Services (SIS) staff members maintain these research and reference collections and associated ecological databases.
SIS staff members maintain voucher, reference, educational, and research collections which contain cataloged lots of fish larvae, fish, and invertebrate specimens. The specimens are available for loan to researchers and educators worldwide.
Learn about the history of Specimen Information Services (SIS) at FWRI and the importance of natural history collections.