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Unmanned boats surveying Lake Erie waters. Here's what they're looking for

By: Brett Balicki, WHTM TV27

Erie County, Pa. (WJET/WFXP/ — Move aside boaters as an unmanned crew has taken to Lake Erie waters.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using autonomous surface and underwater vehicles on the lake from mid-July through September 2023. According to a release, the goal is to improve fishery surveys across the entire lake in cooperation with several public, private and nonprofit partners in both the U.S. and Canada.

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