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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fresh Water Jellyfish in Cayuga Inlet?

Well, not exactly, but members of the Ithaca and Danby Rural Youth Program discovered a huge mystery creature in Cayuga Inlet by the Farmers' Market, which turns out to be a "Bryozoan".  Rather similar to a jelly, and somewhat similar to a coral, although not related. 
Bryozoan "Blob" from Cayuga Inlet.

Bryozoan "statoblast" under microscope on the FC.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Volunteer Hydrilla Monitoring Begins!

We hosted our first hydrilla volunteer monitors today... and they absolutely rocked the lake!  We covered 23 sample sites (46 samples collected) and really high-quality data collected.  THANK YOU to all 9 of today's volunteer crew.  The lake is in good hands!  More pix on our Facebook site!