First Marine Micro-organism Lab-Analysis


The morning began with a boat ride to Nerano. There, samples of micro-organisms and Posedonia were colected. After donning diving equipment, we gathered in the office to analyse what we had acquired.



We separated the organic and inorganic content in the samples, in order to extract all the microscopic organisms (dead and alive…) for further analysis.These organisms included species such as shellfish, algae, sea urchins, prawns, and molluscs. The hard-to-spot orgamisms we had to remove using microscopes. We carefully removed all these from the samples from the petri dishes using a pipette and deposited them in an alcohol solution for later weighing.