Post-storm Crissy Field East Beach anomalies

After a brief but substantial night storm in the bay we headed to East Beach to see what might have washed up on the shores before the tide came and returned it all to the depths. We found many sponges and dislodged kelp, the ever present plastics, and other large common drift. We also found…

Day 1-2:Puerto Montt to Huinay #fjordbiología #chilefoldscope #MicroToxMap

A quick Foldscope session on the ferry through the fjord revealed a surprising diversity of diatoms. All from small splash pools on the ferry deck. On the ferry was a truck loaded with nets for the salmon farms. The farms are everywhere in the fjords. Their relationship with diatoms, dinoflagellates, and other algae is extremely...

Chromatin Condensates

Mixing a bacterially expressed chromatin binding protein with a large piece of DNA results inthe formation of chromatin droplets that separate themselves from the surrounding liquid, like oil in a puddle. If you look carefully, you can spot a merging event of 2 droplets from the above picture The droplets flow and interact with themselves...