Invertabrates from the Gulf of Gdansk have been collected to study their potential as a food source

As part of the AquaVIP experimental activities researchers of the Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms, University of Gdańsk under the supervision of prof. Urszula Janas were collecting invertebrates in the Gulf of Gdańsk area to study their potential as a food source. 

In the second part of 2021 bivalves and crustaceans were sampled by the University of Gdansk researchers and students during cruises and in the coastal area of the Gulf of Gdańsk. Three species belonging to Palaemon genus, one isopod Saduria entomon and two bivalves: Limecola balthica and Rangia cuneata were collected.  Samples are kept in freezer at temperature below -20oC and are successively prepared for further analysis. Length and mass of all individuals are determined.  At the beginning of 2022 organic matter content, carbon and nitrogen content as well as fatty acids composition will be analyzed in prepared samples. The results will be available soon. 

Photo: Mussels sampling from the research vessel Oceanograf (Halina Kendzierska, Zuzanna Czenczekautorka), author: Natalia Miernik

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