Plankton sampling and examining

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For the past week or so, first year Marine Science students have been learning about plankton. After collecting plankton of the Pearson College dock, students examined the samples using microscopes.

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Some of the species in the sample included a cross jellyfish (Mitrocoma cellularia):

Mitrocoma

A sea gooseberry / comb jelly / ctenophore (Pleurobrachia bachei):

Pleurobrachia

A sea cucumber auricularia larva:

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More images and videos to follow…

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