Raz Shauqeena Batrisyea, University Malaysia Terengganu

Intern at Ifremer DEEP Sea Lab from March to May 2024

I am Raz from Malaysia, a post-grad student studying polychaete taxonomy at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. I am currently doing a two-month internship at Ifremer's Deep Sea Lab, accompanying PhD student Alicia Veuillot in sorting the faunal samples associated with her substratum experiment from the MAR.

Activities of the internship will include extracting and counting meiofauna from the 20-300 µm fraction, sorting individuals into major taxonomic groups (copepods, nematodes, halacarids…) and taking morphometric measurements on some macrofaunal taxa previously sorted.