|Sentry with the plankton pumps attached.|
Is anyone else thinking Despicable Me?
A few nights ago was Sentry's first real deployment with the pumps, so we weren't even sure our sampling scheme would work. In the end, it proved to be a highly successful deployment, because we spent all of this morning and part of the afternoon sorting larvae. Got to admit, it was a lot of fun to skip down the hallway and inform the Sentry team that their devices had worked. A couple of the guys insisted on seeing their precious larval catch, so we showed them a few under the microscope.
One final note: the plankton pumps still don't have an official name, so after the larvae were all
sorted, we spent a good hour or two brainstorming titles. Our suggestions ranged from clever to cheesy to downright stupid, but Carl, the leader of the Sentry team, seemed to like two of our ideas. I'll keep you posted if they decide on a name!