Services provided by DBC include surveys for fish, freshwater mussel, aquatic gastropods, terrestrial gastropods, crayfish, benthic macroinvertebrates, and birds. We hold federal permits for all fish, mussel and aquatic snail species in the southeastern U S. In addition, we hold federal permits for terrestrial gastropods in Tennessee and North Carolina.
To ensure requirements for our clients are fulfilled smoothly and efficiently, DBC has working relationships with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Forest Service, National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey as well as the state departments of natural resources.

DBC owns and maintains a wide variety of freshwater and marine aquatic sampling equipment, including boats, SCUBA and snorkeling equipment, fish shockers, and macroinvertebrate sampling devices. DBC performs aquatic surveys for freshwater mussels in large rivers across the Southeast using multiple divers equipped with wireless underwater communication.
Our laboratory includes all necessary equipment to sort and identify freshwater, estuarine, and marine fish and benthic macroinvertebrate samples. DBC staff includes Barbara and Gerald Dinkins and several mid-level Biologists and biological technicians. We have close associations with many other experts in the fields of fish, mussels, aquatic gastropods and bats who work with us on a variety of projects.

Our Services

  • Endangered fish, mussel, crawfish and snail surveys
  • Freshwater Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
  • Water and sediment quality studies
  • Bird population studies
  • Marine benthic invertebrate collection, sample processing and identifications
  • Terrestrial snail surveys
  • Bat Surveys
  • Terrestrial gastropod surveys