First field samplings after Covid-19 lockdown

1. 5. 2020

Last weekend our GoJelly partners NTNU from Norway went to the Sletvik field station to sample polyps in the Hopavågen lagoon, at the outer part of the Trondheimsfjord. We were lucky and found the 30 polyps (most probably Aurelia spp. polyps) that we need for the population genetic analyses. The aim is to track the geographical origin of jellyfish seed populations back (polyp, ephyra and medusa) using molecular tools. The molecular data will then be combined with the specific geographical and hydrographical features of the sampling sites to describe the connectivity between jellyfish populations.