Seawater Sensor Bio-fouling: Barnacle Prevention

Summer time makes a perfect condition for biofouling buildup, We at xFarm Tech has recently observed a huge buildup of biofouling in form of barnacles during the months of April to June on one of our in-situ monitoring deployment. The biofouling on the pictures below was accumulated in 30 days, where the conditions was perfect for biofouling to even actually grow barnacles. The sensor probes remain clean during the time the biofouling buildup.

Seawater parameter sensor installed onsite