Kat takes down field a experiment


Bye bye PVC & hardware cloth

What’s more fun, building a field experiment or taking it down?

Recently, Dr. Kat Beheshti, Marine Ecologist, took down an experiment that she’s had up and been working on for a years! She started standing her experiment up in 2016, and took it out of the ground in 2021.

Overall she had 80 plots for her field experiment. Each of the 80 cages, or field plots, had 2 pitfall traps. The pitfall traps were tennis ball cans with holes drilled in the bottom. And the crabs would just fall right in! This is how they measured how many crabs were in each of the plots.

Over the first weekend of cleanup, she was able to break down12 of the experiment plots. Considering just those 12 plots took up an entire truck, it’s going to take many trips and a lot of time to get the experiment fully broken down. But that’s the way it goes!

For Kat, it was a pretty cathartic experience to be able to take the experiment down and wrap the project up entirely from start to finish.

Kat walks through her estuary ecology experiment starting at this point in the video. Check it out! Make sure to stick it out until the end for a peek at her dog, Abbott 🙂

If you support our efforts to make science accessible to all, then PLEASE:

1) Share this video! & tell your friends why you care
2) Join our Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/sciallorg) to make regular donations (as little as $1/month!) & access exclusive behind-the-scenes content, video-creation polls, swag, etc., and/or
3) Make a donation here (ANY amount helps): https://sciall.org/donate/

We’re 100% volunteer run, which means that 100% of your donation will go toward getting our videos in front of the eyes of more people (especially underserved middle and high school-aged kids).

Complete a short survey after watching here (your anonymous input helps us fine-tune our video and get the support to make more!): https://forms.gle/CewKJsVgU58mF2g76
Let’s Get The Secret Out…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s