Chautauqua Lake Research Video by Sarah Yenesel


SUNY Fredonia graduate student MaryAnn Mason is studying the different temperature layers of Chautauqua Lake this summer. Assistant professor of biology Courtney Wigdahl-Perry supervises her work and has studied algae in the lake since 2014. Together, they are looking to better understand the lake, specifically the impacts of algae mixing between the temperature layers. In this video, the two scientists explain their work and how they do it, and their interactions with the Chautauqua community.

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The author Sarah Yenesel

Sarah Yenesel is a New Jersey native, and this is her first season at Chautauqua Institution. She graduated from Seton Hall University in May with a degree in journalism and a minor in visual and sound media. She was photo editor at The Setonian and has freelanced for various publications in New Jersey. Sarah firmly believes that local newspapers are an important staple in any community and is excited to be part of this one.