In September 2018, researchers from the Great Lakes Center went aboard the R/V Lake Guardian to sample Lake Ontario for the CSMI. Lake Guardian crew and scientists during 2018 Lake Ontario CSMI benthic survey.
Lyuba Burlakova standing in front of the Lake Guardian in Rochester, NY.
The R/V Lake Guardian docked in Rochester, NY, waiting for better weather for them to start their sampling cruise.
Lyuba Burlakova and Sasha Karatayev aboard the R/V Lake Guardian.
Chris Korleski and Sasha Karatayev elutriating a sample.
Sasha Karatayev (right) elutriating a benthic sample with the help of research scientists aboard the R/V Lake Guardian.
Knut Mehler and Sasha Karatayev working on the back deck of the R/V Lake Guardian.
Lyuba Burlakova and several other researchers prepare to deploy Janet Nesterlode's (right) Sediment Profile Imaging system (SPI).
Sediment Profile Imaging system (SPI)
Janet Nesterlode (EPA), Knut Mehler, and Elizabeth Hinchey Malloy (EPA) examining Lake Ontario bottom SPI images onboard R/V Lake Guardian.
Knut Mehler and Sasha Karatayev prepare to sample on the R/V Lake Guardian during the CSMI Lake Ontario.
Ph.D. candidate Leon Katona (Wright State) is collecting surface sediment and dreissenid mussels for benthic algae community analysis.
The benthic sled being deployed in front of the Toronto skyline. Cameras deployed on the sled take videos of a transect of the lake bottom to analyze dreissenid coverage.
Quagga mussels from Lake Ontario
Research scientists decorating cups to deploy with sampling equipment for a Shrinking Cup demonstration. High pressure deep in the water causes cups to shrink. This is a useful demonstration for students to learn about physics.
Participants of Lake Ontario CSMI Data Synthesis and Reporting for Management and Policy Making Workshop. Buffalo State, June 19–20, 2019.
Sasha Karatayev presenting data at the Lake Ontario CSMI Data Synthesis and Reporting for Management and Policy Making Workshop. Buffalo State, June 19–20, 2019.