Finished my data collection!

I’m so excited! Yesterday I finally finished my data collection. Now I have about 3 hours of video to watch and analyze. This week I’ve been working on collecting my sonar and video data. We don’t have a super fancy sonar depth finder that will record data so I recorded the sonar data with a video recorder and simultaneously recorded underwater video of each transect confirming the vegetation shown on the sonar. The underwater video will also show species diversity and allow us to identify some of the species of submerged aquatic vegetation. At least I have an extra week for analysis! Below is a picture of my recording set up on the boat and an underwater photo of some flowering rush with aquatic epiphytic algae.

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