Ever wondered what it actually looks like as samples are collected from the floor of Lake Michigan? A science teacher from Elk Grove High School in Illinois got to the bottom of it for you.
When it came time to lower the multi-corer and hydraulic extruders, Quinn Loch strapped on a GoPro video camera to go for the 158-meter ride to the bottom.
Loch, along with 14 other educators, is working with 4 scientists as a part of the Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. EPA R/V Lake Guardian.
The cores will be used to study dissolved oxygen and phosphorous levels in the water just above the cores.
|The educators and scientists stand on the dock in Manitowoc, Wis.|
Be sure to follow the educators on twitter at #lakeguardian and on the Teacher Features page on the CGLL website.
They will continue tweeting and blogging until the trip’s conclusion on July 18.