Another thing I noticed was all the different small organisms in the water and how they all seemed to cluster and live around each other. There were different types of aquatic weeds with a bubbly mold-looking substance and particles of Cyanobacteria intermixed with it.
Another interesting site that day was the albatross flying around. This flying boat was being used for the filming of a Bollywood action flick where the final scene involves a world champion water skier using a grappling hook to barefoot water ski behind the giant plane. Unfortunately, the water skier is going to be added in digitally, so I didn't get to actually see anyone trying to carry out this stunt.
Welcome to the first installment of my new blog! As one of the directors of the newly formed Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC), this will be the location where I will keep everyone updated on CLERC's progress towards becoming a world-class research and education center. I'm looking forward to using this blog as an outreach tool to extend invitations to anyone who may be interested in helping us achieve this goal, as well as keeping interested folks updated on where we stand on a regular basis.
Next weekend, Labor Day weekend, we will be at the Lake County Fair speaking with lots of people about what CLERC is trying to accomplish and hopefully generate some interest from people in volunteering. One of our major tasks over the next few months will be establishing standing committees for programs (research and education), fundraising, administrative, marketing, and facilities, which will all need volunteers to fill. We are also seeking volunteers to participate in the annual Clear Lake Clean Up Day event held on September 20.
Stay tuned for the next installment where I will let you know how the fair goes.
By Will Evans
I'm one of the founders and directors of the Clear Lake Environmental Research Center (CLERC). I wouldn't call myself a scientist, but I use the outputs of science all the time and have a curious mind. I write for the purpose of sharing things that I find interesting.