Sediment Sampling!

Yesterday one of the things we did was collect sediment samples from the seafloor. Iain, Ian, Michelle, Jess, Dave, and Eddie all helped to get the sediment out of the tubes it is collected in and carefully take samples to look at DNA, carbon and nitrogen, and to try to identify some of the organisms which live in the sediment – many of which scientists still don’t know much about. Sediment sampling is hard and muddy work –
but it’s also exciting seeing the creatures who live in the mud and the water right above it – yesterday we caught a jellyfish in one sample and a tube worm in another!

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  1. Glenn Shupe

    Iain looks happy!

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