Friday, 3 February 2012

Grab sampling

The second part of the day shift was spent collecting grab samples from the seabed. JNCC staff members Beth and Jenny helped to process the grab samples which were brought back to the deck. The processing involves using sieves to remove the fine sediment whilst retaining the marine life and coarse sediments for further analysis back on land.

Bringing the grab sampling equipment back onto the deck
Sieving grab sample