The project RaNTrans schedule of activities in 2022 covers distinct seasonal work. The continuation of worm study and generate feed protocol is planned for spring and autumn. Open water deployment of seaweed sugar kelp nitrate experiment is planned for autumn and winter.
Seaweed algal mat sampling, removal, and chemical analysis as well as environmental analysis and mapping are planned for summer through to late autumn. An information sharing workshop and conference sessions are planned for autumn and winter.
The 2021 schedule of planned project activities were similar. Monthly sampling and monitoring of oysters’ units and algal mat was conducted in spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Algal mat removal from all 4 study sites started in summer through to winter. Planning for seaweed open water culture experiment started in summer for installations in autumn. Bioactive chemical analysis of collected seaweed started in late spring through to late autumn. First feeding experiment of multiple species of marine worms as well as identification of optimum performing worm species was done in summer, winter, and spring.
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