Seed Tanks (image) Virginia Institute of Marine Science Caption The outdoor tank used for the germination trials. Each tub contains seeds excreted from an individual animal. Credit Photo by Sarah Sumoski. Usage Restrictions One-time use only. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.