environmental DNA (eDNA) on the Tonle Sap Lake

Publication Date: 28 March 2022
Source: WoM

Wonders of the Mekong researchers from FISHBIO and Young Eco Ambassadors recently visited Chong Khneas Village, this floating community on the Tonle Sap Lake near the mouth of the Siem Reap River. There, they filtered multiple water samples which will be analyzed using molecular techniques to detect environmental DNA (eDNA) from fish in the area. This sampling is part of a larger effort to evaluate the use of eDNA for measuring fish diversity throughout the lower Mekong in Cambodia. Small samples of water can yield a lot of information about the fish living in that water, which are hard to see! #mekongwonders #tonlesap #droneshots