If you want to learn about a region’s geologic past,
the bottom of a lake can be a good place to start looking
by Greg Scheiderer
Digging deep
Waughop Lake, eight miles from campus, is so polluted with toxic algae
that by late summer it looks like a 33-acre bowl of guacamole. Puget Sound
students are helping to figure out why. One of them is Elli McKinley ’13 (facing
page), here in the Thompson Hall lab with core samples ready for analysis.
Don Russell