5/27/14 – 5/30/14

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.

May 27 – May 30.pdf

May 27 – May 30.xlxs

Washington International St. John’s Pot Spring Bannockburn
5/27/2014 5/28/2014 5/29/2014 5/30/2014
Station 2: Water Testing
Rhode River Salinity (ppt) 10 x 9.3 8
Rhode River pH 8 x 6.4 7.5
Depth (cm) 210 x 228 240
Turbidity (cm of light penetration) 182.0 x 54 60
Surface Temperature (⁰F) 66 x x 72
Bottom Temperature (⁰F) 66 x x 61
Station 3: Oyster Bar Community
American Eel 0 x 0 0
Amphipod 850 x 200+ 1000
Barnacle 0 x 0 0
Blenny 0 x 0 0
Bryozoans 0 x 0 0
Clam Worm 0 x 0 0
Grass Shrimp 3 x 0 0
Mussel 0 x 0 0
Naked Goby 5 x 5 3
Nematode 0 x 0 0
Oyster Spat 0 x 0 0
Sea Anemone 0 x 0 0
Soft Shell Clam 0 x 0 0
White Fingered Mud Crab 141 x 55 65
Other: x
Other: x
Station 5: Seining (Going Fishing)
American Eel 0 0 0 x
Anchovy 14 0 1 x
Blue Crab 0 0 0 x
Grass Shrimp 20 30 80 x
Jellyfish 0 0 0 x
Menhaden 1 4 0 x
Mummichog 3 5 6 x
Pipefish 1 0 0 x
Pumpkinseed 0 0 1 x
Rockfish (Striped Bass) 0 0 3 x
Sheepshead Minnow 0 0 0 x
Silverside 25 8 3 x
Spot 0 1 0 x
Striped Killifish 7 11 3 x
White Perch 0 2 0 x
Other: Blenny 3 0 0 x
Other: Naked Goby 0 2 0 x
Other: Chain Pickerel 0 0 1 x
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