by Irini T.
It’s day twelve, our third sediment sampling is a routine! But what is happening during the sediment sampling? Let’s take a look… At first we have the powerful boys, Panagiotis, Antonis and Manolis, who collect the sediment by means of a minicorer .
Until the crucial time that the sediment corer was retrieved from the 1.6 m2 mesocosm, Vicky and I are getting prepared for the Eh and Temperature measurement and the sediment slicing. Of course, we have significant help from this lovely kitten!!!
The next step is Eh and temperature measurement and after that, we start the slicing. One piece of sediment pie is for sulfide measurement… one for Live/Dead bacteria analysis, another for meiofauna community analysis and the last two pieces are for CHN and Chl a concentration analyses.
Please don’t underestimate the kittens help during the whole sampling procedure!!!
When everything is done, it’s time for some laboratory work on samples that have to be immediately analysed…some samples cannot wait at all!!!!
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