The team had an exciting morning today! 3 of our member – Jeric, Ariel, and Candace – battled LA morning traffic to head out to Santa Monica Pier! This wasn’t an official field day, but we still had loads of fun! The goal of this trip was to take a sample of water to bring back to the flow cytometry lab at UCLA. With the help of the lab manager, we were able to get the absolute count of photosynthetic phytoplankton in our water sample- but this was just a test! The real water samples will come soon!
Check out this fun picture of Ariel and Candace on the pier with the water sample: