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Moffett Award Presented to Yu-Chun Kao
November 14, 2018

Moffett Award Presented to Yu-Chun Kao

GLSC Director Russ Strach presents the 2018 GLSC Moffett Award to lead author Yu-Chun Kao for his 2017 paper, Evaluating Stocking Efficacy in an Ecosystem Undergoing Oligotrophication, with GLSC coauthors Mark Rogers and David “Bo” Bunnell.

October 31, 2018

10 frame 3D reconstruction

Digital 3D reconstruction of lake bottom using 10 photo frames taken by the dive camera system. This reconstruction allows us to gain more insight about the lake bottom since elevation has been added to the photographs.
 

October 31, 2018

50 frame 3D reconstruction

Digital 3D reconstruction of lake bottom using 50 photo frames taken by the dive camera system. This example shows an arc since the sampling transect is a circle. This reconstruction allows us to gain more insight about the lake bottom since elevation has been added to the photographs.
 

Lake Michigan lake bottom and the corner of a pivot point
October 16, 2018

Lake Michigan lake bottom and the corner of a pivot point

Lake Michigan lake-bottom near South Manitou Island. Visible is part of a diver's hand and the corner of a anchor point used for circular transects.

Diver holding a center pivot
October 16, 2018

A center pivot is used for circular transects

A diver is holding onto a pole which is used as a pivot point. A line can be seen that a diver attachs to a camera for running circular transects. Image taken in Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island.

Deploying Underwater Camera in Lake Michigan
October 16, 2018

Deploying Underwater Camera in Lake Michigan

USGS personnel: Sam Pecoraro (left), Tanner Kenney (middle), and Scott Dwyer (right; in the water) deploying an underwater camera in Lake Michigan near South Manitou Island.

Lowering the dive camera system into the water in Lake Ontario
October 16, 2018

Preparing to Collect Data in Lake Ontario

A camera integrated wth a dive scooter is lowered into the water in Lake Ontario

Smallmouth bass swimming near the lake bottom
October 16, 2018

A Smallmouth Bass in Lake Ontario

A smallmouth bass swims near a diver in Lake Ontario.

A small crayfish near the center pivot
October 16, 2018

A crayfish in our sample area

A diver points at a small crayfish near a pivot point used for circular transects in Lake Ontario.

Diver point of view on the camera
October 16, 2018

The Diver's Point of View

This is the view a SCUBA diver has using our integrated camera and scooter instrument in Lake Huron.

Divers work on a circular transect
October 16, 2018

A Circular Transect in Lake Ontario

Two SCUBA divers, one at the center pivot (on the left), the other running an integrated camera and scooter (right) run a circular transect in Lake Ontario

US Congressman Dan Kildee with GLSC employees next to R/V Arcticus
October 14, 2018

US Congressman Dan Kildee with GLSC employees next to R/V Arcticus

US Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), third from left, and his Senior Legislative Assistant Jordan Dickinson, third from right, visit the science and vessel crew of the USGS research vessel Arcticus. Jill Wingifield of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, second from right, also joined the two-hour cruise.