Ophiuroid ossicles on the Healy

Here are some pictures of the Ophiuroid ossicles on the Healy.  The ossicles are contained in porous sample bags similar to”tea bags” within a Nalgene bottle. The seawater flows though the top and out the bottom of the bottle.  After the cruise, the ossicles will be analyzed by Molly Miller at Vanderbilt University to look for evidence of ocean acidification.

Ophioroid ossicle containment device.

Ophioroid ossicle containment device.

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