Stone Laboratory dock on Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie (Credit: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr)
Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory will open a new lab this summer focused on algae and water quality, according to the Ohio Sea Grant magazine Twine Line.
The new laboratory will be in the Stone Lab Research Building on Lake Erie’s South Bass Island.
Many instruments and tests will be accessible at the lab to evaluate all functions of algal blooms from photosynthesis to nutrient consumption. The lab will enable scientists to test phytoplankton, water and sediment samples on the lake instead of sending them away. This should save researchers time and money in the long run.
Lab administrators hope to increase collaborations with other research organizations and government agencies through the creation of the new laboratory.
Image: Stone Laboratory dock on Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie (Credit: Ohio Sea Grant, via Flickr)