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Plankton light traps

November 5, 2015

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At 5:45 pm on 2 November, 8 light traps designed to capture plankton were suspended off the Pearson College dock.

Light traps

Light trap

Marine Science students retrieved the traps the next day and examined the plankton that were captured.

Jazmin

We saw some very cool critters including many copepods with egg masses:

Copepod

And a polychaete worm and a crab megalopa larva:

Polychaete & megalopaMegalopa