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buoy2What happens when you take water buoys and pair them with Twitter? That is the question that spurred the creation of the twitter account @TwoYellowBuoys, a twitter feed that shares live data collected by these two buoys on Lake Michigan.

Data from the buoys is crucial and continues to help boasters, anglers, or paddlers, make decisions about their personal safety, as the buoys provide them with a way of assessing the conditions for the day.

To see the full article and learn more, visit the IISG blog here.

Resources:
Using Buoy Data to Teach about Lake Michigan Conditions and Current Issues, Got Nature?
New Buoy Offers Real-Time Lake Michigan Data in Indiana, Got Nature?
Meet the buoys of summer who help Purdue and Illinois study Lake Michigan: BTN LiveBIG, BTN

Carolyn Foley, Assistant Research Coordinator
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) & Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources



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