I just started a collaboration with Plankton Planet; bringing microscopy on sail boats around the world. An incredible world of plankton – in every drop of the ocean. I will write more about this new work soon; but here is a few snapshots of what it felt like.
To get access to the plankton, you take a Plankton net at 2-3 knot speed and pull the net behind the boat for 15min. This is a quick little trick to get millions of plankton which can be imaged for a long time.
And here is a quick look at the incredible plankton we caught in our nets.
I will be writing individual posts on all the specific diatoms, copepods, dinoflagellate.. that were in our nets – but wanted to share this quickly with foldscope community. As you ID anything you see here; please post a comment below.