A Self-Contained, Autonomous Plankton Collection, Sorting, and Storage System

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Project Type: 
Education
Year: 
1997

Students Involved:

Govinda Haines UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Wade Ireland UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Anne Leavitt UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lars Andersson UNH - Department of Biological Sciences
Brian Lytz UNH - Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisors:

W. Huntting Howell UNH - Department of Biological Sciences
Kenneth Baldwin UNH - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract: 

The overall goal of this project was to design and test a system capable of autonomously collecting, sorting and storing large amounts of wild zooplankton. It was hoped that the development of such a system would enable wild zooplankton to be used as food in commercial scale marine fish aquaculture operations.

Publications

Available from the National Sea Grant Library (use NHU number to search) or NH Sea Grant

Report

  • WINNOW: a self-contained, autonomous plankton collection, sorting, and storage system (1997). Govinda Haines, Wade Ireland, Anne Leavitt, Lars Andersson and Brian Lytz. Advisors: W. Huntting Howell and Kenneth Baldwin.