Trawling Along

One of our Co-Chief Scientists, Kim Bernard, studies Euphausiids, aka krill, aka whale food. In order to collect the little guys, we’ve been deploying large nets off the back of the boat, like the one seen below on the left. Once the nets are back on board, Kim uses the hose to wash everything off the inside of the net into a collection bottle attached to the end of the net. At the end she gets a concentrated sample that looks a bit like split-pea soup (below right)! Yummy (for a whale).


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