E DNA testing

On Wednesday the 24th of February 2021, Nic attended a Zoom meeting with Vanessa Crowe from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). EPA is in the process of launching a new water monitoring technique called EDNA that consists in sampling the DNA present in the water. This technique is extremely powerful as it indicates the species present not only in the streams but also on land. This tool could be very valuable and complementary to all our other monitoring tools. This sampling technique could be done via the local school if there was an interest. This one off project is free of charge and could start in the next 3 weeks.

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