Written by Maria Li
We worked with the students of the Lingnan University on a Plankton and Plastic Ocean Expedition. Over 1 day boat trip in Sai Kung, students learned about
- Citizen Science
- Bamboo spitting
- Scientific Tool Design
- Rapid Prototyping
- Team working
First, see the results: some creative designs and interesting observations! Only in one day! By students with almost no prior experience. Well done ladies and gents.
Find out more detailed documentation from our instructables:
We encourage the use of eco materials such as bamboo to make the net design.
We found 2-3 zooplanktons. We took microscopic images and upload them for identification on iNaturalist.
Observation #1: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26446398
Observation #2: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26446399
Observation #3: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26447099
Observation #4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/26447316
Apart from zooplankton, we also found algae, debris of shell, insect wing and plastic thread.
Here are some of the pictures of the expedition:
We planned to take sample from 2 different routes. One near the coast (Red line), another one further away from coastline (Blue line). Each route have 5 checkpoints.