Samplings in Norway have started!
14. 3. 2018
On 14.3.2018, the scientists from NTNU went to Sletvik field station, Norway, to bring out plates to analyse the settlement of jellyfish polyps. We were happy to find a total of 53 polyps/strobila in the sub-littoral zones of the semi-enclosed Hopavågen lagoon at icy conditions! The polyps will be used to trace the origin of jellyfish bloom formation in the Trondheimsfjord ecosystem using molecular tools.
In order to find our plates as we left them, we, submerged with a rope attached, floats on the rigs, but built up with bricks (see picture), with a note saying NTNU science, please call (me) for info.
The next day we went to Hø in Verdal in the inner Trondheimsfjord and found 365 polyps/strobila.
We next day we went to Tautra Island in the middle part of the Trondheimsfjord and put out settling plates.