What looks like a water-purification business to many people transiting the Cape May Canal by boat is actually a research facility.


David Jones, laboratory researcher and the Aquaculture Innovation Center operations manager, said he doesn’t think many people know about the Rutgers University facility or its scope of operations.


“Most people are not aware of us, but ‘Bizarre Foods’ did come last summer,” Jones said.


That is “Bizarre Foods America,” a Travel Channel show in which host Andrew Zimmern travels the country to try America’s most unusual eats.


The food that Rutgers AIC is not-so-secretly developing is oysters.


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