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Mysteries of Clear Lake

University of MInnesota graduate student Ryan O'Grady measure plastic tubes containing core samples from about 140 meters under Clear Lake. The samples will yield information on the climate and environment from 140,000 years ago.

I admit I wasn’t thrilled when told I’d be shooting images on a drilling platform on Clear Lake during the worst light of the day. The action is 140 meters under the lake and on the platform, a spinning tube with a loud engine. A U.C. Berkeley grad student changed my attitude. While describing the project before heading out on the boat, I joked he was very excited over a bit of “play dough”. His eyes lit up, I believe… Read More »