Trawling on Norwegian waters
We managed to get the trawl off the boat and into the water. We also managed to sail with it for some two Nautic Miles, which is the least we need to do (2-5 NM is required) in order to make a correct sample collection. The students at the University of Gothenburg demanded that I wear a lab coat and safety glasses while doing this scientific assignment...haha, and who am I not to obey them:-)
Here is a little video from the first test and pilot sample. The crew on this leg was Johannes and Julie.
First trawling sample in the making...the trawl ended upside-down but the microplastic floating on the surface water don't know the difference. Johannes wasn't very impressed so I had to do the talking haha. What the sample looked like...stay tuned, we will report on that and show you what we got even if this sample might not be a perfect one due to our first-time-handling...