During our last expedition we found that our set up was a success! Unfontany since our samples were moved and the floatation device was filled with water over time, the samples did not receive sunlight. Therefore, the samples were tarnished. We intend to improve our setup next week.
Our collections from the Hudson River are still unrecovered. We are still concentrating on our set up. The biggest obstacle is keeping our samples in the water so that the experiment can occur. Some solutions that was thought of, were to keep our incubators in a lobster tap but that hasn’t worked . Instead, while our bottles were in the trap were punctured and water leaked in.
Our future studies revolves around our voyage to Newtown Creek in the East River. We intend to attempt our set up there as well.