Diving at Lake Fryxell
This season, B511 has been collaborating with a group of divers from New Zealand. The researchers have been diving at Lake Fryxell for the last three weeks, studying the microbial mats that coat the bottom of the lake. I was fortunate enough to stop by Fryxell, and help pull Tyler out of the lake.
Video footage of the lake bottom is astounding. It’s hard to eloquently describe the scene, as it is easily another world down there. The microbial mats change colour, texture and shape and one moves from the shallow/bright areas to the deeper depths of the lake.
Please check out Tyler’s blog if you have time, http://cyanobacterialadventures.blogspot.com/