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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Southside Camp Cruise #1

Another excellent outing with the kids from Southside Daycamp today-- this time on the lake!

We focused on getting to know the boat and learning how to use all of the equipment on board. We also worked on the experiment that we started with the GIAC group yesterday to see how quickly zebra mussels could clarify water. The water we put in the jar with the zebra mussels was almost totally clear today. We put in more turbid (cloudy) water, and we'll see whether the mussels can clarify that by tomorrow.
We also had some great artists aboard, who drew images of lake that will be displayed on the boat!

Light penetration in the lake (secchi depth) was up to about 4 meters today, the highest we've seen in several weeks. This means that the water is much more clear that it has been. We'll keep you posted on further changes.

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