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

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Students viewing plankton footage from Dr. Mark Benfield's lab in 3D 

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Research Associates Stephanie Gil and Paige Erwin teaching young students how to use a microscope to view larval ichthyoplankton.

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Research Associate Tom Aepelbacher describing collection techniques and showing off plankton samples

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Student Worker Sarah Wood explaining the different life stages of fish

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Research Associate Paige Erwin explaining how our lab uses this piece of equipment called a Flowcam

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Research Associate Greg Williams showing off a sample of phytoplanton from the LSU Lakes

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