Another year of our “Hardbunnsfauna”-project; Invertebrate fauna of marine rocky shallow-water habitats: species mapping and DNA barcoding (funded by the Norwegian taxonomy Initiative) is coming to an end.
I opted for an easy way to show some of the activities we’ve had on our by selecting a post from each month on our Instagram account to share.
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January: Field work on R/V Hans Brattstrøm in gorgeous (but FREEZING) weather
February: our report from field work in Saltstraumen got published
March: Workshop at Espegrend field station together with the projects HypCop and NorChitons
April: results are coming in on some of the DNA barcoding we are doing. Sponges (like the blue one here) are tricky to barcode, but we are getting some interesting results!
May: we have also barcoded a lot of other groups, including a substantial amount of microgastropods (tiny snails)
June: The first master student from the project successfully presented his thesis
July: We played marine invertebrate bingo (did you get a full set..?)
August: Fieldwork in the neighborhood; we sampled invertebrates from the fjord clean-up SUB was doing in Puddefjorden
September: We participated at an event at Os together with Havkollektivet, introducing the invertebrate and vertebrate locals to each other
October: Katrine was on a research cruise with limited internet, but did sample many interesting critters for the project
November: Field work in Haugesund, where Slettaa Dykkerklubb arranged a course on marine biology for divers
December: Pre-end-of-year-hectic-season, but we are enjoying the contributions coming in (physical and electronic) from our wonderful citizen scientists!
Then we wish you all some very