Why not combining a huge sampling with fishermen workshop on-board?!
5. 7. 2018
NTNU and SINTEF Ocean had another cruise with RV Gunnerus yesterday in Norway where they managed to harvest huge amounts of Periphylla periphylla and Aurelia aurita using a bottom trawl. They collected samples of mucus and jellyfish biomass for different purposes (fertilizer testing, genetic samples, collagen extraction, etc…) and samples for trophic ecology. Samples were stored appropriately and are waiting to be delivered to other partners.
In addition, colleagues from SINTEF Ocean organized a stakeholder workshop on Gunnerus with local fisherman and fisheries agencies on-board Gunnerus!
Thumbs up for our colleagues for such a big effort!
See also a short video to get the feeling of jellyfish size and abundance: