11/4/13 – 11/8/13

Students, with help from parents, teachers and SERC staff, recorded the following data. We used a combination of means, medians, and ranges to best represent this comprehensive data for all Estuary Chesapeake programs. The water quality data is a combination of means and medians of observed conditions. For the oyster community and seining stations, observed organisms are noted either by a “✓” check mark, or by the total number of organisms found, depending on what was recorded on the data sheet. If no individuals were identified for a species, it is noted by a 0. “X” indicates instances of insufficient or incomplete data. If a section is left blank that means that we never received the data sheet from that station.

If you are curious about more types of water quality tests, would like to see how your data compares to scientists’ data, or would like to see more complete data about the Rhode River, you can check out this link to a site called Eyes on the Bay. This link will take you right to the Rhode River data.

 Talbott Springs
 Blessed Sacrament
Saint Columbo
Stokes
 11/4/2013  11/5/2013 11/6/2013 11/7/13
Station 2: Water Testing
Rhode River Salinity (ppt)  10  14  14
Rhode River pH  7  7  7.5
Depth (cm)  185  180  240
Turbidity (cm of light penetration)  95  135  130
Surface Temperature (⁰F)  60  60  63
Station 3: Oyster Bar Community
American Eel 0  0  0  0
Amphipod 3  0  0  0
Barnacle 1  10  0  3
Blenny 0  0  0  1
Bryozoans 0  lots  0  ✓
Clam Worm 53  15  5  2
Grass Shrimp 4  6  1  6
Mussel 0  1  0  0
Naked Goby 20  4  0  9
Nematode 0  3  6  0
Oyster Spat 0  0  0  0
Sea Anemone 0  0  0  1
Soft Shell Clam 0  0  0  0
White Fingered Mud Crab 18  14  3  15
Jellyfish  0  2  0  0
Other: Clingfish  0  0  0  0
Station 5: Seining (Going Fishing)
American Eel  0  0  0  0
Anchovy  0  0  0  0
Blue Crab  1  1  0  0
Grass Shrimp 100  28  12  ✓
Jellyfish 0  0  1  ✓
Menhaden 0  0  0  0
Mummichog 0  1  0  0
Pipefish 0  0  0  0
Pumpkinseed 2  0  0  0
Rockfish (Striped Bass)  0  0  0  0
Sheepshead Minnow  1  0  0  0
Silverside  25  11  32  0
Spot  0  0  0   ✓
Striped Killifish  5  4  4  0
White Perch  1  0  0  0
Other- Amphipo  0  0  0  0
Other- Hogchocker  1  0  0  0
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