Photo Gallery

18 foot Boston Whaler sampling vessel
Modified Van-Veen sediment grabs - 0.05 m2, 0.1 m2, and double 0.1 m2
Sediment sampling for chemistry using clean hands-dirty hands technique and taking sediment cores for benthic infauna samples
The WEMAP 2002 Intertidal Wetlands project required innovative ways to reach a site. Most sites involved using a boat to get to the shallowest point and then walking to the exposed intertidal site dragging the equipment. In some cases, we walked in mud up to our thighs or we had to skid along the surface on boogie boards.
This WEMAP 2002 Intertidal Wetlands site in Humboldt Bay required a far walk in the mud to the site. The erosion patterns in the sediment created large craters.
The tide fills in fast in Humboldt Bay and Marco had to walk in the water back to the boat. We had to deal with many sites in this manner.
MPSL-MLML is creative when it comes to site access and sampling.
This double Van Veen grab was used to collect sediment samples on the WEMAP Offshore 2003 project.
This CTD collected water samples and measured basic physical parameters when it was deployed from the NOAA ship MacArthur IIon the WEMAP Offshore 2003 project.
Collecting sediment for the SD TMDL study. Billy is ready to secure the grab while Rusty operates the winch. This site was in the Switzer Creek area of San Diego Bay.
Some projects require field processing.
These two white sturgeon and striped bass were caught in San Francisco Bay during the 2006 Regional Monitoring Program's (RMP) fish contaminant survey.
One of the many advantages we enjoy working for the Marine Pollution Studies Laboratory!