Conduct Applied Scientific Research
An effort to improve lake clarity through ecological restoration. Removing Mysis shrimp to the point where Daphnia can return throughout the lake and help restore water clarity. This two year long project entails locating and quantifying Mysis shrimp followed by the manual harvest of a target number of shrimp in Emerald Bay. TERC’s largest research vessel, the R/V John Le Conte, has been fitted with specialty instrumentation and equipment for the project. Researchers and graduate students are using a Biosonics split beam echo-sounder to determine, in real-time, where Mysids are feeding at night.
Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project