Working Aboard the U.S. EPA's Lake Guardian Sampling for Mercury

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Dave Krabbenhoft discusses working on the U.S. EPA's Lake Guardian, and the perspective he and his team have by being on board and viewing the less developed parts of the shoreline from the middle of the lake.


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Length: 00:00:57

Location Taken: Middelton, WI, US

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Camera: Erik Meyers, USGS


Working aboard the U.S. EPA’s Lake Guardian was really a life experience for my entire team. We had the opportunity to go out on the Great Lakes and actually see shore, from the middle of the lake, which of course is just the opposite of what most everybody else gets to see. From the middle of the lake you can see just how pristine much of the areas are. As you’re viewing the Great Lakes from shoreline you can often only access the lake from developed areas, and you kind of get the impression that the entire shoreline of these great ecosystems, the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem in fact, is heavily developed everywhere. And in fact you don’t see that when you’re on the lake itself.