|They're awesome and you know it.|
What is LI-COR you ask? Okay, maybe you're not asking, but I'll tell you anyway. The sensors measure photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). Oooooooooh ahhhhhhhhh. Why is this useful? Well, in an estuary where seagrass is important, it's good to know how much light those little blades of manatee food and fish nursery are getting. The actual data gets put into complicated equations that I don't understand. That's for those math nerds to figure out. I just put the stick in the water and write down the numbers.
|My brand new beautiful lowering frame built by Scotty, the resident PVC genius at the lab.|
|My glorious new data logger. I don't care who you are. Pulling plastic off of new electronics is awesome.|
Why do you care? Well, you probably don't. That's okay, because you're probably excited about things that I'm not excited about. You should care that we're collecting this water quality data though, because it helps maintain a healthy estuary!
|The LI-192 Underwater Quantum Sensor. It accurately measures Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density! It's cosine corrected! It's corrosion resistant!|
|Turtle grass says, "Gimme photons!"|