That’s right, the first 8 week samples from the enrichment plots are in and it’s time to get to work. Here’s what the inside of our lab fridge looks like … Continue readingEnrichment plot samples are here!
I have installed the first of what will likely be several different contraptions to contain urchins. It’s an urchin corral! You can see it here in the kiddie pool tanks … Continue readingUrchin corrals
Just back from a whirlwind trip to Friday Harbor Labs. There, with the help of an expert, I was able to begin building my library of the species that live … Continue readingBuilding a macrofauna library
On Aug 3, I told you about the dives we’d done to collect soft sediments. Since then I’ve spent many an hour in the lab processing the samples we collected. … Continue readingSoft sediments – they’re alive!!!
Last week, I told you about experiments I would be starting at MaST aquarium in Des Moines, WA. I’m happy to report that the urchin tanks (aka kiddie pools) are … Continue readingUrchins tanks are ready
You can find subtidal riprap all over the place in urban marine ecosystems. It’s often like a patchy network of little islands in a sea of soft sediment. On each … Continue readingDoes algae and shell hash from riprap make it into neighboring sediments?
This week in the lab!.. Setting up kiddie pools on the dock at MaST aquarium. Why you say? I’m preparing for an experiment with urchins! Urchins have a very patchy distribution … Continue readingHerding urchins