The Mobile Rural Microbiology Lab

The macroscopically pristine chalk river, The Itchen.

The macroscopically pristine chalk river, The Itchen.

The field microscope in situ

The field microscope in situ

The macroscopically pristine chalk river, The Itchen.

The macroscopically pristine chalk river, The Itchen.

Took the field microscope on a trip today to the River Itchen at Tumbling Pool and went fishing for microorganisms. Caught many but also depressingly some plastic microfibres in the first netting.

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Microfibres? Might be natural?

Microfibres? Might be natural?

A blue plastic microfibre

A blue plastic microfibre

A Diatom?

A Diatom?

 

 

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