buckets filled with organisms

Once a dive in the submersible is completed, buckets filled with organisms are brought into the wet lab on the ship. Samples are sorted, numbered and then sub-sampled for taxonomic vouchers, microbial isolation, the genetic ark and biological and chemical testing. Image courtesy of Islands in the Sea 2002, NOAA/OER.

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Islands in the Sea 2002

Islands in the Sea: Biodiversity

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