Winter Impressions

March 12th, 2015 @   - 

Even though the winter conditions have been unusually harsh this year, Ecosystems Center scientists carry out monthly water sampling campaigns in the watersheds contributing to Plum Island Sound. This effort is part of the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research project that studies the coupling between ecosystems upstream and the estuary downstream. This winter not only the freshwater is frozen over, but even the salt marsh areas and tidal creeks.

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Sam Kelsey and Tyler Messerschmidt, Ecosystems Center Research Assistants, preparing to take water samples. Photo: Inke Forbrich

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Frozen tidal creek in salt marsh. Photo: Inke Forbrich.

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Ipswich River dam in Ipswich: sampling site for the PIE LTER project. Photo: Inke Forbrich.

 

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