The mesocosms are filled!
The boat PLOCAN uno set anchor outside the harbour of Taliarte. A long tube connects the boat to the mesocosms. Via this tube, sea water gets pumped by a peristaltic pump on the boat to the pier. Here, it is split equally to the nine mesocosms. This year a new equipment was developed and installed to guarantee comparable water conditions in each mesocosm. Many of the researchers were watching this exciting moment and celebrated the start of the filling with a clap!
Now, we are looking forward to the next five weeks of hard team work, many sampling days, hours of hours of microscopy, lab work, and analytics.
Authors: Jana Willim & Anna Groen