Area of Operations: Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: September 29, 2010 to September 30, 2010
Chief scientist: Dann Blackwood
Mary Carman WHOI
Objectives: Try to determine if tunicates differ in DNA depending on what they grow on. Try to determine if tunicates affect eelgrass growth and shoot density.
Type of Activity: Photography; eelgrass tagging; tunicate and eelgrass sampling;eelgrass tagging
tunicate and eelgrass sampling
Information to be derived: Tunicate samples taken for DNA analysis.
Summary: 12 samples preserved: 6 from eelgrass and 6 from hard man-made substrate. Photos taken with drop camera system. 26 Samples tagged for eelgrass shoot density and growth. No live eelgrass observed in Tashmoo Pond, so no samples or photos taken.
Contact: Dann Blackwood (email@example.com)