Lake Ontario Shipboard Science: Day 2

July 10, 2018

A Glimpse into the Action at LOLA 22 and LOLA 238

The first station of our trip finds us in nearshore water just east of Youngstown, NY. This morning, teachers were introduced to all of the equipment aboard the ship as they assisted scientists and technicians in collecting and processing water, plankton, and sediment samples.


Deploying the Rosette to collect water and analyze water quality parameters.



Sampling for PFAS and the Tucker Trawl for plankton.



Processing samples and looking at plankton in the labs.




Sediment core sampling (above) and processing quagga mussels recovered from a benthic PONAR grab sample (below).


Afternoon sampling off of Toronto, ON and conversations about curriculum on the O2 deck.