2021 in evaluation for Hardbunnsfauna


One other 12 months 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 finish.

I opted for a simple technique to present a number of the actions we’ve had on our by choosing a submit from every month on our Instagram account to share.

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January: Area work on R/V Hans Brattstrøm in beautiful (however FREEZING) climate

February: our report from area work in Saltstraumen bought printed

March: Workshop at Espegrend area station along with the tasks HypCop and NorChitons

April: outcomes are coming in on a number of the DNA barcoding we’re doing. Sponges (just like the blue one right here) are tough to barcode, however we’re getting some attention-grabbing outcomes!

Could: we now have additionally barcoded quite a lot of different teams, together with a considerable quantity of microgastropods (tiny snails)

June: The primary grasp pupil from the venture efficiently offered his thesis

July: We performed marine invertebrate bingo (did you get a full set..?)

August: Fieldwork within the neighborhood; we sampled invertebrates from the fjord clean-up SUB was doing in Puddefjorden

September: We participated at an occasion at Os along with Havkollektivet, introducing the invertebrate and vertebrate locals to one another

October: Katrine was on a analysis cruise with restricted web, however did pattern many attention-grabbing critters for the venture

November: Area work in Haugesund, the place Slettaa Dykkerklubb organized a course on marine biology for divers

December: Pre-end-of-year-hectic-season, however we’re having fun with the contributions coming in (bodily and digital) from our great citizen scientists!

Then we want you all some very