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LakePulse visits 219 lakes in summer of 2019!

Completing the LakePulse dataset for 680 lakes across Canada If you’ve been following our blog (thanks!) you’ll know that our last post didn’t go over too well with our director and therefore you haven’t heard from us in a while (yes, of course, we blame him for it). Now, he’s given us “one last chance” to…

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From lakes to labs to you!

The “Impossible Mission Plan”: A Failed Failure Ends Successfully Our director failed once again but, apparently, he is happy about it. If you had read our previous blog post (back in February 2018), you will remember that he decided to severely punish the field teams for having too much fun during the sampling season in…

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LakePulse to visit over 230 lakes in 7 provinces in the summer of 2018!

(en français ici) Flashback to summer 2017 At the LakePulse command & control centre (Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada) The Director was grumbling again! He moodily opened box after box of carefully packed samples from the 5 field crews traveling across 4 provinces to visit 217 lakes. At each lake, a crew spent a strenuous day taking…

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Guest blogger

Message from a LakePulse participant (full text version with links follows) I appeared here, nestled in my watershed, 8000 years ago as an immense glacier was melting. In these ancient times, caribou and lake trout found their way to me. People followed and lived sustainably along my shore over millennia. I’m a Canadian Shield lake:…

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A deep dive into lake colour… and your favourite drink

“Why are you measuring that?” A new blog series on LakePulse projects Colourful liquids What is blond, amber or brown and needed by LakePulse field teams? The correct answer is “Canadian lake water”: our crews diligently collect hundreds of water samples as part of our national assessment of lakes. Although, you’re right if you answered…

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