Plankton Analysis

BC CAHS has the in-house expertise and equipment required to determine phytoplankton levels (by measuring levels of Chlorophyll a (a pigment in phytoplankton)), and zooplankton composition (type/species and abundance) in water column samples. 

BC CAHS also participates in a long-term plankton monitoring program in Discovery Passage near Campbell River.

Applications: Characterization of plankton can be used to address questions about marine productivity

Please contact us for more information about this service, and sample requirements.