Teachers work on Lake Guardian

The Lake Guardian picked up 15 teachers here a week ago so they could get first hand experience working with and learning from several scientists on board. They took samples from the bottom of the lake and analyzed, and some times counted, what they found. They wanted to see who was eating who - not a food chain but more like a food web since many critters have great variety in their diet. They … [Read more...]

New to the crew

“How can I get a job on a ship” is a question I am often asked. I now have the answer! Pictured are 3 marine techs from the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the EPA. It is here to host a 7-day Lake Superior cruise for 4th through 10th grade teachers that will leave on Tuesday, July 7th. The ship has been at the DECC but will move over to the Corps of Engineers dock while the Denis … [Read more...]

EPA vessel Lake Guardian here today

The research vessel Lake Guardian arrived yesterday on the first of two water sampling surveys it takes each year on the Great Lakes. The EPA operated vessel can support up to 27 scientists on board performing numerous scientific investigations relating to water quality. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/17/2005 … [Read more...]

Lake Guardian does EPA work

The Lake Guardian arrived in Duluth on Monday for the second time this year. The EPA operated vessel is on the second of the two Great Lakes water sampling surveys it takes each year. It visits each of the 5 great lakes on each tour. It has only the southern shore of Lake Superior to go to complete this second tour. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-18-2004 … [Read more...]

Research vessel Lake Guardian in Duluth

The Lake Guardian departed Duluth last year on April 25 (above), with ice still in the harbor. The EPA operated vessel is on the first of its two Great Lakes water sampling surveys she takes each year. It can support up to 27 scientists on board performing numerous scientific investigations relating to water quality. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 4/19/2004 … [Read more...]