Queen's University Biological Station

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Biological Station

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

Biological Station

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On Saturday January 24th 18 students from the Queen's BIOL202 class (Diversity of Life II) visited QUBS to learn how to sample and identify benthic invertebrates from Lake Opinicon. Each had a chance to use an Ekman sampler lowered through holes that had been cut onto the ice by Manager Frank Phelan and Assistant Manager Andrew Rodmell. Michele Nicholson (Arnott Lab) and Barb Vanderbeld (BIOL202 Instructor) supervised the activities, including helping students search through the resulting sediment samples. Invertebrates discovered were taken back to main campus and will eventually be DNA barcoded to add to a burgeoning DNA archive.

  • Looking for invertebrates in the sediment.
  • Looking for invertebrates in the sediment.
  • Sieving the sediment.
  • Sieving the sediment.
  • Preparing the Ekman sampler.
  • Looking for invertebrates in the sediment.
  • Looking for invertebrates in the sediment.
  • Ekman sampling on Lake Opinicon.
  • Ekman sampling on Lake Opinicon.
  • Ekman sampling on Lake Opinicon.
  • Ekman sampling on Lake Opinicon.
  • Ekman sampling on Lake Opinicon.
  • At the microscope.
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