Natalie Martin and Megan Levine traveled to South Africa this summer to work with the Shark ecotourism company, Marine Dynamics.
Ocean Commotion is always a good time! See what the Plankton Lab did this year!
Elizabeth Hampton just joined the School of the Coast and Environment Advisory Council and came to visit the Plankton Lab.
The weekly focus was natural disasters for Tiger Challenge Camp for 5th & 6th graders, held at the Louisiana State University Laboratory School.
Ashley Riggs Martin, Research Associate III and Zooplankton Laboratory Assistant Manager in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, represented the School of the Coast & Environment at LSU's 2015 LEAD Emerge program. Ashley Riggs Martin is one of only three people in the School ever selected for the prestigious program.
Driving through the small town of Roberts Cove, Louisiana, you would be hard pressed to find a stretch of highway not lined by commercial crawfish ponds this time of year. And as any southerner knows, you will see more than crawfish in these waters. The ponds provide habitat for many frogs, snakes, turtles, wading birds, and insects. What you may not know is these waters are teeming with tiny plants and animals, called plankton, that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Plankton make up the base of the aquatic food chain and play a vital role in the pond ecosystem.
Our very own RA1 Greg Williams is leaving the lab to begin his PhD program in Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics at the University of Alabama Birmingham. We know that he will do well and we wish him the best!
Science Moving Forward meetings will return on March 9th, 2015
The Vermilion 4-H Jr. Leader group came to visit us at the LSU Plankton Lab in November to learn about college programs in oceanography and renewable natural resources. They really enjoyed the "hands on" environment!