The first field sampling campaign of PacMAN has been successfully completed. Settlement plates were replaced, plankton and water samples collected and environmental parameters recorded. Three settlement plates from each site were used for sorting and collecting specimens for genetic vouchering. These initial sampling campaigns will help in refining the sampling protocols and in testing the environmental DNA workflow. More pictures can be seen on the PacMAN facebook page.
On the image to the right:
Ms. Seruwaia Tuilau, Mr. Josateki Nailati and Mr. Joape Ginigini (far left) conducting water and plankton sample collections