In the lab

Explore our work in the field, the instruments use, and why collecting these measurements is important.

Once we have collected our specimens for the field, there is more work to do! Check out some of the work going on in the laboratory after we retrieve our samples from the field.

Students dissecting a fish

Dissecting Arctic char

Here, Caroline Nochasak, Sydney Dicker, and Joseph Onalik dissect Arctic char collected from Sagliik and Nain Bay.

Doing lab work with a fish

What are we looking for?

Inuit Research Coordinator John Winters dissecting an Arctic char to retrieve the fish's otoliths, and subsampling for DNA and fatty acids.

Close up of a small biological sample

Arctic char otolith

An otolith (ear stone) from a char. These are used to tell how old a char is, similar to the rings of a tree.

Student looking through the microscope

A look through the microscope

Here, Inuit Research Coordinator Almuni Sydney Dicker takes a look through the microscope to identify microorganisms within soil samples.

Organizing samples in the lab

Water sampling

Here, Inuit Research Coordinator John Winters and Katrina Anthony conduct water sampling techniques in order to measure nutrient contents.

Performing lab work

Lipid extractions

Here, Nathan Jacque, Inuit Research Coordinator from Rigolet, and Caroline Ofosu, MUN PhD student studying char populations in Nunatsiavut, work together on lipid extraction at the BBERG Lab, at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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