After sampling and analyzing we would all get together to organize dinners. Besides working, the team knows how to party and have a good time.
Last week the “raclette” was a success. Music (DJ Anastasia), laughter (thank you Samir) and cheerfulness punctuated this very friendly dinner.
For the 8th day of the experimental period we have been obliged to stay on land due to bad weather condition. The wind from North-East enter the Bay since this morning and it’s too dangerous to go sampling on our ‘cubis’. These platforms are 80cm above sea level so, when there is 50cm of short waves it make everything more complicated!!. So today was a ‘day off’. Well, not for everyone.
Actually at 6.30am, Alex and Laure (the incubation team) have been able to bring back the incubations and so, work on their samples. The incubations are bottles containing water sampled into the mesocosms the day before and kept for 24hours to measure process such as Primary Production (amount of biomass produced by microorganisms per day) or nitrogen fixation (see Lisa post). Other processes are measured by the early morning team (Mauro, Aggeliki) but don’t need to go back in situ.
It wasn’t a day off neither for the 8am team who had time to sample before the weather get worst!
We all hope that tomorrow we are going to be able to sample in good conditions!!
The mesocosms are in the local media (news paper and TV news). For those who can understand french or just wand to see us in action during a mesocosms sampling go to the Outreach Page.
As soon as there is media coming we’re going to add then on this page.