4/15/2013- 4/19/2013

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.

Click the links to download a .xls (Excel) or a .pdf file of the data below.

ECdata_spring2013_apr15-apr19.xls

ECdata_spring2013_apr15-apr19.pdf

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.

Piney Orchard Wood Piney Orchard Wood
4/15/2013 4/16/2013 4/17/2013 4/18/2013
AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
Station 2: Water Testing
Rhode River Salinity (ppt) 10 6 10 10 10 9 9
Rhode River pH 8 7.5 6 7.5 8 8 7.5
Depth (cm) 221 225 200 235 230 215 205
Turbidity (cm of light penetration) 147 110 110 105 110 90 95
Surface Temperature (⁰C) 16 X X X X X X
Bottom Temperature (⁰C) X X X X X X X
Station 3: Oyster Bar Community
American Eel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Amphipod 4 6 4 5 4 2 23 1
Barnacle 0 0 1 9 0 3 0 0
Blenny 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bryozoans yes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clam Worm 2 0 7 6 2 2 5 1
Grass Shrimp 20 24 18 21 18 11 5 5
Mussel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naked Goby 1 2 3 10 3 1 2 0
Nematode 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
Oyster Spat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sea Anemone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soft Shell Clam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
White Fingered Mud Crab 14 11 7 12 21 9 8 10
Other- Flatworm 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Other- Comb Jelly 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other- Blue Crab 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Station 5: Seining (Going Fishing)
American Eel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anchovy 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0
Blue Crab 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Grass Shrimp 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 3
Jellyfish 9 8 3 4 24 0 0 5
Menhaden 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 0
Mummichog 5 0 4 3 0 0 0 0
Pipefish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pumpkinseed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rockfish (Striped Bass) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheepshead Minnow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Silverside 7 28 4 38 37 6 46 35
Spot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Striped Killifish 8 19 0 3 4 8 1 0
White Perch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other- Comb Jelly 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other- Amphipod 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Other- Hogchoker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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