New Pass Wet Lab
During our lab at New Pass between Lido Key and Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida we collected and examined plankton. We observed zooplankton (animal) Cyclops that is holoplankton, an animal that remains a plankton for its life cycle. We observed juvenile crabs, shrimp that are classified as mero-plankton. This plankton is a temporary as the organism grows into its adult form. We also observed phytoplankton (plant), diatoms, dinoflagellatges and could see the chlorophyll contained in the organism.
As we walked along the nature walk at Quick Point Park we observed Mangroves (Red, Black and White). We saw man-made and natural lagoons, many species of birds particularly feeding those feeding on amphipods (sand fleas) along the wrack line.
For more photos of our wet lab: Honors Marine Biology Nov 1, 2012
Looking forward to seeing all of you in class. -Mrs. S