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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eventful Week on the Lake!



Our crew completed a fun week on Cayuga Lake to kick off the summer, starting off with help from the GIAC Summer Conservation Corps, who complete their first round of water monitoring. On Thursday, we hosted the ScienCenter for out first collaborative eco-cruise! A boat-full of families experimented with bouyancy and explored the relationship between water temperatures and water density in Cayuga - way cool!



Finally, on Sunday, our eco-cruisers participated in the North American Secchi Dip-in, a great citizen-science experiment, designed to help people across the continent gather information about their lakes. Cayuga's water clarity, as measured by Secchi disk readings, is running at about 2 meters (as of July 10). This is pretty murky for Cayuga and may have a profound impact on the lake as the summer unfolds. We'll see....

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