USGS Scientists Retrieve a Caged Mussel Sampler from a Boat

USGS scientists retrieve sampler from a boat

Detailed Description

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists retrieve and process an ecological processing monitoring station. Each station includes a caged native mussel (shown attached to the buoy rope) and a sampler for measuring invertebrate consumers (not shown). Scientists have found that cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins were not associated with mussel mortality at the concentrations present in Lake Erie during a recent study (2013-15), but mussel growth was lower at sites with greater microcystin concentrations.


Image Dimensions: 2560 x 1440

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Location Taken: US