Embryonics, Administration, and Laboratories Compound – Isla Sorna (S/F)

Like the layout of Isla Sorna‘s Worker’s Village this center of productivity is nestled in a valley. If the town was the brains of Isla Sorna then the Embryonics, Administration, and Laboratories Compound area would be the beating heart and InGen‘s factory floor. This facility was where dinosaurs were cloned, hatched, studied, and eventually observed in the incubation, testing, and dinosaur kennel areas before going to points unknown. Arranged like a factory floor setting the Embryonics Administration gives the appearance of being akin to an assembly line for InGen’s dinosaurs for the Jurassic Park project.

The Embryonics, Administration, and Laboratories Compound is in the same state of disrepair as the Worker Village and it would seem largely undisturbed by most of the animals after the abandonment. The facility does sit remarkably independent of the town save for possibly being connected by a service road some where. Nearby the Embryonics Administration is an Aviary where the Pteranodons were observed and studied by InGen’s scientists. The Embryonics Administration features an incubation/hatchery area, administrative offices, and a dinosaur kennel of sorts. There is likely more to this complex, but we saw a limited appearance of it in 2001.

Administration

113The entrance to the main facility can be found at the Embryonics Administration facility, adjacent to the breeding and hatching ¬†facility. Preceded by a heavily overgrown parking lot that contained the battered hulks of vehicles once utilized by InGen on the island, the landscaping around the front has been heavily overgrown after eight years of lacking human maintenance. The ferns that had adorned the now mold and vine encrusted InGen sign that was the centerpiece to the parking lot have grown wild, and the shrubbery that lined the front of the building now threatens to spill over it’s placement. Debris lays strewn across the parking lot, and the portico that graced the top of the entrance now sags ominously.

PaintingInside the lobby, computers lay dormant and encrusted with mold over what was once a fine reception desk. The power here no longer works, as evidence by the lack of a dial tone when Amanda Kirby tried a phone that laid on the desk. Behind the desk was the InGen technologies logo, vines slowly creeping over it. Holes in the roof above had allowed puddles of water into the room, and vines hung from the ceiling of of the room. Beyond this was a hallway that, presumably, led to other unseen areas of the Embryonics Administration center. This hallway also leads to the production facility, where the dinosaurs were produced. Located somewhere in an “S-curve” of the hallway is a quartet of vending machines that held snacks. At least one of the machines had a glass front, and another held plastic. There is also a water dispenser in the center of the row.

Production Floor

05_700A long, 3-story, rectangular structure served as the factory floor to the entire operation. The entire floor held a long parallel row of incubators, each holding nine eggs. These incubators were intersected by numerous gigantic, robotic arms that hung from the ceiling on a track, their exact function and how they operated can be only speculated. The incubators were flanked on the outside by rows of embryonic tubes, where InGen could visually watch the progression of the growth of their dinos, and where they could spot deformities that allowed for them to perfect their cloning process. The entire ground level could be 04_700watched over by a pair of catwalks that intersected at various points over the floor. By 2001, the entire floor had been layered in a a thick covering of dust, and the robotic arms were stalled and rusted. Some dinosaur eggs had fallen to the floor to lye with the leaves that cluttered there. The water inside embryonic tubes had turned green from the lack of proper oxygen flow, and any dinosaur embryos that had been inside have rotted. Some tubes had been broken open, and their contents now empty.

Kennels

jp3-009Their precise location within the Compound is unknown, but most likely in the same facility as the production and Embryonics Administration, but this is where the juveniles dinosaurs would have been kept to grow until either their placement into Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, or to places unknown. Having several rows of small cages that apparently would have been padded with hay, the young animals could be nourished with what seems to have been enlarged versions of the same type of water bottle that one would use to give hamsters water with, although this seems to be a feature of only the smaller cages.