Marine biology students at St. John Paul II high school on Cape Cod, MA, saw science in action when McLane engineers visited with an Imaging FlowCytobot (IFCB) and other instruments. In the hands-on presentation, the fifty 10th and 11th graders collected a water sample from a local harbor and then watched the IFCB capture images of suspended particles. McLane engineers also brought different types of CTD sensors and explained methods of collecting CTD data including rosette casts and MMPs. The students were excited for the hands-on look at instruments related to their topics of study. The IFCB is an in-situ automated submersible imaging flow cytometer that generates images of particles in-flow taken from the aquatic environment. The MMP is an autonomous profiling vehicle that travels the water column on a mooring wire, carrying a CTD and an array of other oceanographic sensors.
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