The mesocosms are in!

Since Friday, the nine mesocosms are installed on site and they’ve been deployed. That’s mean that the divers have detached the bags from the drum and fill the bags with the surrounding seawater. And finally the bags have been closed at the bottom with the sediment trap system (we’ll soon detail more our home made mesocosms in ‘About the project’).
Now we can see them from the road and do nice pictures!

Mesocosms view from the Corniche

Mesocosms view from the Corniche

We still have lot to do before starting sampling inside. First sampling are planed for the end of the week (21st). For the next days, we’ll have to acidify everyday by adding ‘acid’ water into the bags. We also have to finish to prepare the laboratories. Not that easy to fit all the scientists with their material!!