The new WISE students travel each fall to either Muskegon or to Grand Haven, MI by charter bus to visit the town and take two trips out on the D.J. Angus GVSU research vessel. The Angus is one of two GVSU research vessels and is equipped with various water sampling and testing equipment as well as having an indoor research lab space. Half the WISE students went out on a sampling trip 1 mile out on Lake Michigan, the other half of the students sampled in Spring Lake, a considerably different aquatic environment. We enjoyed a full afternoon of good weather, science and comaraderie out on the lakes!
We collected tons of data- a brief summary table of it -for both the Lake Michigan and the Spring Lake excursions is available here: ANGUS DATA
On the D.J. Angus we had fantastic views of Lake Michigan, the Grand Haven Pier, and Spring Lake:
The Angus flies the GVSU flag, the state of Michigan flag and the flag of the United States. We did not need the life rafts shown here on either voyage!
Testing for water clarity with the Secchi Disk. We had clarity of 8 meters on Lake Michigan, and 1 meter on Spring Lake.
Graphing water temperature onboard the Angus:
Lab technicians working inside the Angus conducting experiments on water pH and amount of dissolved oxygen:
Googles are so cool!
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