The projects HypCop (bottom-associated copepods) and Hardbunnsfauna (Invertebrate fauna of marine rocky shallow-water habitats) went on a day-trip to three localities last week.
We made the most of the sunny and calm weather to visit a very exposed site on Sotra, where we collected in the tide pools and on the barnacle-encrusted intertidal.
Afterwards, we went to two marinas, Glesvær and Hjellestad, on a quest for some specific species the projects were in need of.
Back in the lab we set to work documenting the colours of the animals by photographing them alive, as the colours tend to face in fixatives.
It was nice day in the field, and it looks like we found the species we were after!
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– Jon, Cessa & Katrine