Watermark Professional Secchi Disc Kit
- Includes detachable 24 oz. zinc sounding weight.
- Silk screened black and white quadrants
- 20cm diameter polycarbonate disc
|77914||Professional secchi disc kit, heavy-duty|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
- Total Weight: 5.49 lbs.
- (1) Secchi disc
- (1) 24 oz. zinc sounding weight
- (1) Hand reel
- (1) 20m length of calibrated polypropylene line at 0.5m graduations
In The News
A monitoring initiative named for Secchi disks encourages people across the world to test the water nearby from the end of June through mid-July.
It’s called the Secchi Dip-in and its organizers want anyone with the means to test their local water to do so and report back. The database is open to contributions from June 29 through July 21.
Volunteers, monitoring groups and professionals alike can contribute data to the Secchi Dip-in database. Turbidity data is the main information Secchi Dip-in organizers want to see, but they won’t turn down any kind of water quality data people contribute.
They encourage interested environmentalists to go out with someone who is experienced in testing for water quality to ensure data is accurate.Read More
As we hear more and more about algal blooms of different kinds across the United States, teams of scientists are working hard to ensure that they don't become our new normal. One project in Florida is taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem—including genetic analysis.
The team's work is part of a full-court press in Florida recently, making a serious push to understand what is triggering more frequent blooms. Jose Lopez, Ph.D. , of Nova Southeastern University , the primary investigator on the genetic analysis portion of the project, spoke to EM about the project and his work on it.
“This is a very good project,” explains Dr. Lopez. “We're excited about it, and it's a lesson in persistence.”
From extreme weather such as Hurricane Harvey to spills and other accidents, the Gulf Coast of Texas is no stranger to dangerous situations. This is where the data provided by the Texas Automated Buoy System ( TABS ) comes into the picture.
Among the nation's most successful and longest-running coastal ocean-observing systems at the state level, the TABS real-time oceanographic buoy system monitors currents, waves, salinity, winds, and other parameters. Dr. Anthony Knap , director of Geochemical Environmental Research Group (GERG) and a Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&;M University, spoke to EM about working with TABS.
“TABS has been running now for 24 years,” explains Dr. Knap.Read More