Pictures from Ocean Commotion 2014
Ocean Commotion was a great success this year. This year our Lab's exhibit informed students of the importance, diversity, and ways to study plankton communities. They were able to observe live phytoplankton through a Flowcam, and preserved zooplankton on a microscope and computer screen. They were also able to view real 3-D video footage of creatures living at the bottom of the ocean. In addition, we had a life-size model and video of the longest bony fish in the world – the Oarfish. Here are some pictures from our exhibit...
The LSU Plankton Lab members
Students viewing plankton footage from Dr. Mark Benfield's lab in 3D
Research Associates Stephanie Gil and Paige Erwin teaching young students how to use a microscope to view larval ichthyoplankton.
Research Associate Tom Aepelbacher describing collection techniques and showing off plankton samples
Student Worker Sarah Wood explaining the different life stages of fish
Research Associate Paige Erwin explaining how our lab uses this piece of equipment called a Flowcam
Research Associate Greg Williams showing off a sample of phytoplanton from the LSU Lakes