Venice Lagoon Project (SIOSED) June 2005
Development of faunal and biogeochemical pollution proxies in the Venice Lagoon, Italy (part of an interdisciplinary Scripps team of Co-PIs) Together with a team of Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and Italian scientists (Thetis), in June 2005 we conducted experiments and seafloor sediment sampling of the Venice Lagoon in order to better understand the biogeochemical impacts of pollutants within the sediments. One goal is to develop microfaunal and biogeochemical indicators of contaminants in order to monitor pollution impact and recovery. Samples were collected by Geologist Dr. Tony Rathburn and undergraduate geology major Jared Kluesner.
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Picture of Venice! (from NASA)