Carbon in the Column

Focus Question: How can we count the number of plankton in the water column?

Objectives: The student will be able to: 1. Count a sample of plankton on a microscope slide. 2. Identify available plankton on a prepared slide by utilizing an available reference key. 3. Extrapolate a population study of plankton from a limited count of specific plankton utilizing a grid counting mechanism. "

Author
Ann M. Middleton
Organization Affiliation
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO)
Grade Level