Watermark Water Sampler Field Kit
- Great for zooplankton collections
- Secchi disc is included for transparency measurements
- Includes plastic carrying case
|77907||Water sampler field kit|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
- (1) Clear polycarbonate 1.0 liter water sampler
- (1) 200g messenger
- (1) 20 cm limnological secchi disc
- (1) Armored thermometer
- (1) Student plankton net
- (3) 20.0m nylon cords
- (1) Plastic carrying case
- Line reels
In The News
Few studies have looked at the effects hippos have on the water quality of streams. And the reason is simple: Studying near hippos isn’t safe.
“It’s an ornery animal to work with,” said Doug McCauley, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and marine biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who just completed a study measuring the effects of hippo dung on the ecosystem of an African river. “When you’re sampling in a stream with salmon, there’s no threat that a salmon would bite you in half.”
But for studies near gigantic hippos, the threat of danger is very real.Read More
Zooplankton drifts through the ocean, often ignored by the public in favor of more charismatic marine organisms farther up the food chain.
A new crowdsourced project aims to change that, giving anyone a closer look at small and intricate zooplankton. PlanktonPortal.org features 900,000 high resolution images of zooplankton and tasks the public to identify them as part of data processing for a collaborative study, based out of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Researchers hope the project will tell them more about zooplankton behavior, grouping and interaction.Read More
The Charles River used to be a swimming hotspot for Cambridge and Boston residents.
Decades of industrial pollution and nutrient runoff have degraded water quality and eliminated public swimming in the Lower Charles, but a movement is afoot to get Boston and Cambridge back in the water. One step toward the goal of a safely swimmable river—without the need to obtain a permit, as is now necessary—is detecting and managing the harmful algal blooms that appear on the river.
An experimental floating wetland and new research and analysis of water quality data that shows a possible effective detection system for algal blooms on the Charles River are two new steps toward the goal of safe, accessible swimming.Read More