Phone Talk

I own a Moto G – 1st gen phone and I really like it :)! But what I don’t like is the images it takes with the foldscope. I recently realized that the quality of the phone camera matters a lot when taking good foldscope images. Here is the same amphipod photographed using my old phone…

Time to Tow!

Finally our field season has started! Now that the Southwest monsoon and Northeast monsoons have passed our islands, we are out weekly to collect zooplankton using our 200um net, purchased with funds from the DBT foldscope grant (#IndiaFoldscopePhase1). Our objective is to detect daily, lunar and seasonal cycles in meroplankton abundance. Our surveys are revealing…

Plankton Practice

We are currently in the process of setting up our one-year project funded by India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) to promote the use of foldscopes in research (#IndiaFoldscopePhase1). Our proposed project #aims to not only understand diurnal and seasonal #plankton dynamics but also plans to establish predictive relationships between satellite-derived ocean surface metrics and in-situ…