Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2nd Generation Environmental Sample Processor (ESP)
Field Experiments


In situ detection of marine bacterioplankton using the ESP moored in Monterey Bay, May 17-June 11, 2007. Top five graphs show physical and chemical data collected by contextual sensors on the ESP mooring during the deployment.  The bottom array images show the developed BAC arrays. Colored boxes indicate the different bacterioplankton groups detected.  Sample volume is shown underneath.  The arrays are ~15mm x 15mm.  During this same deployment, assays targeting groups of harmful alage and invertebrates were also run (e.g., see  From Preston et al., in prep.

Last updated: Feb. 04, 2009