This video highlights Team Twilight Zone (TZ) member Julie Olson as she processes samples collected from the various depths. Julie illustrates and explains the many steps required to process microbial samples (bacteria or fungi). She is setting up cultures of microbial communities on different media (the petri dishes containing different food) that give her information on what kind of nutrients the microbes prefer. This is a great video illustrating the work involved, and the resulting colonies! Video courtesy of of the Twilight Zone Expedition Team 2007, NOAA-OE.

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Cayman Islands Twilight Zone 2007

Cayman Islands Twilight Zone 2007: May 25 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery