It is Sunday today, but mesocosms and plankton don’t go on holiday and we arrived as usual at the HCMR early in the morning! But no surface water sampling, only bulk! We started in the morning with the usual analysis, but with less hurry… Luisa had the time to analyze the filters she had prepared the previous day colored by Alcian Blue for carbohydrates and Coomassie Blue for proteins… We managed to already see a difference between the substances in the sea surface water and the bulk. The surface is full of molecules and even some strange organisms! Eleni and Ioanna are involved in the filtration of the metals, almost 300 ml and all the falcons collected will be analyzed in the HCMR of Athens by Eleni.
After the day of sampling, we went to the bus station to pick up Steven! He comes from Siena and we were looking forward to have him here as well!