Smith Island Sampling
Originally posted at Beach Happenings at Diamond Point, Sequim.
This was our third attempt to go, and the weather was finally kind to us!
bottom. Next we towed a dredge behind the boat while divers carefully collected seaweeds that were more fragile. This photo shows the basket full of seaweed being lifted into the sorting table. Once the seaweeds are on the table, everyone gathers around, sorts the algae and calls off species names. Voucher specimens for pressing and microscope identification are collected into buckets and returned to the labs.