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  • Biological Field Station
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Organisms
  • Natural Resources
  • Fish

In April and August, scientists from the Cornell Biological Field Station board the US Environmental Protection Agency vessel the R/V Lake Guardian for a four week survey of all five Great Lakes. We collect samples for zooplankton and mysid shrimp to extend an important long term time series.

This year during a port stop on the Detroit River on August 9, Joseph Connolly helped lead tours of the laboratory within the vessel, even showing them examples of zooplankton under the microscope that we collect and analyze. Participants included the regional administrator of EPA Region 5 of Chicago and several congressional representatives.

Cornell Biological Field Station conducts research in fisheries and aquatic ecology in New York State with a focus on Oneida Lake, the Great Lakes and other NYS inland lakes, and supports the educational, outreach and extension programs of the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and Cornell University.

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A 3D model of a fish skeleton in yellow over a black background.


A venture to digitize vertebrate museum collections and make them freely available online for anyone to access has created 3D CT scans of some 13,000 specimens.

  • Fish
  • Organisms
A white man with grey hair speaks into a microphone on a table sitting down. In from of him reads "Mr. Pickerell Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County"


CCE’s Chris Pickerell, M.S. ’93, urged Congress to continue funding environmental programs around the Long Island Sound to preserve the region’s strong ecological integrity and economy.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Fish
  • Environment