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
A happy oyster is a happy tourist: Vester Field Station’s monitoring work on the southwest Florida coast
A clean environment doesn’t just mean improved biodiversity and fresher air. It also means increased real estate demand. That fact was cemented in 2015 after a Florida Realtor’s report tied hundreds of millions of property values to the Secchi disk depth of the surrounding water.
The report was explicit about how important the environment was and how it should be treated as such.
“Policymakers and the public would benefit from research into the possible effects of Everglades restoration on water quality in the estuaries of Martin and Lee Counties,” concluded the report.Read More