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Friday, September 17, 2010

100 YEARS OF LIMNOLOGY ON CAYUGA!
Scientists have been studying Cayuga Lake for over 100 years. Come find out what's been learned!
  • Learn about the Renwick Field Station, the first "limnology lab" in North America, built right along the Inlet! (limnology is the study of fresh water lakes and wetlands)

  • Compare plants and animals collected during the cruise with those found in Cayuga waters over 100 years ago! (Using a 1903 Cayuga Lake plankton survey.)

Our featured guests for the day- Nelson Hairston, Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science in Cornell's Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and lake ecology specialist Colleen Kearns. The weather will be fine - call today for reservations!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CRUISING AT WELLS COLLEGE

We've spent the past few days with Wells College students on the lake, cruising from beautiful Aurora, New York. Its a treat to get up to the northern end of Cayuga Lake once in a while, and we've been rewarded with gorgeous conditions! The lake is looking pretty good, but the water is even warmer, with temperatures in the 70's down to 10 meters or more(!). We are also seeing light blooms of blue-green algae near the surface. These appear as greenish clouds, which review small particles upon closer inspection.