Expedition Aboard DISCOVERY Yacht Valkyrie
SeaKeepers partnered with scientists from the Barber Lab of UCLA to study environmental DNA (eDNA). Researchers collected water samples along the coasts of Anacapa and Santa Cruz. The samples were then filtered and taken back to the lab where DNA analyses could determine marine species that had recently been in the area, providing important data about the abundance and biodiversity of local organisms. The research was supported in part by a grant from the National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration.
Barber Lab of UCLA
National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration