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 right now to give you a sense of what lies ahead:
Each one of those bags needs to be sieved, sorted, and analyzed for macrofauna. I definitely have my work cut out for me! But I’m excited to see what critters I’ll find in there. Thanks so much to Rhoda Green and Dave Thoreson for their help setting up the enrichment plots and collecting these samples with me. And another thanks to Rhoda for coming into the lab to stare at tiny sediment grains for hours on end with me.