Fieldwork for 2 initiatives | The Invertebrate Collections
The initiatives HypCop (bottom-associated copepods) and Hardbunnsfauna (Invertebrate fauna of marine rocky shallow-water habitats) went on a day-trip to 3 localities final week.
We made the a lot of the sunny and calm climate to go to a really uncovered website on Sotra, the place we collected within the tide swimming pools and on the barnacle-encrusted intertidal.
Afterwards, we went to 2 marinas, Glesvær and Hjellestad, on a quest for some particular species the initiatives had been in want of.
Again within the lab we set to work documenting the colors of the animals by photographing them alive, as the colors are inclined to face in fixatives.
It was good day within the discipline, and it seems to be like we discovered the species we had been after!
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– Jon, Cessa & Katrine