9/22/2014-9/26/2014

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.

Sept 22-Sept26

Sept 22-Sept26

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.

Old Mill South MS Old Mill South MS Rivendell
9/22/2014 9/23/2014 9/25/2014
AM PM AM PM AM
                                                           Station 2: Water Testing
Rhode River Salinity (ppt) 11.6 12.2 11.4 11.78 10
Rhode River pH 7.3 7.2 7.9 8.2 6
Depth (cm) 215 218 189.6 203.2 196.6
Turbidity (cm of light penetration) 47.6 54 52 42.6 30.5
Surface Temperature (⁰C) 19.9 20.5 21.3 19.2 17.7
Bottom Temperature (⁰C) X 23.6 21.3 21.4 17.7
                                                       Station 3: Oyster Bar Community
American Eel 0 0 0 0 0
Amphipod 0 0 0 0 0
Barnacle 0 0 4 0 0
Blenny 0 0 0 0 0
Bryozoans 0 0 0 0
Clam Worm 6 6 3 2 3
Grass Shrimp 5 3 4 18 27
Mussel 0 1 0 1 0
Naked Goby 0 0 0 6 7
Nematode 0 1 0 0 0
Oyster Spat 0 0 0 0 0
Sea Anemone 0 0 0 0 0
Soft Shell Crab 0 0 0 2 0
White Fingered Mud Crab 14 10 11 36 38
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
                                                    Station 5: Seining (Going Fishing)
American Eel 0 0 0 0 0
Anchovy 0 0 0 11 0
Blue Crab 0 0 0 0 0
Grass Shrimp 24 16 0 23 12
Jellyfish 11 2 2 4 2
Menhaden 0 0 0 0 0
Mummichog 0 0 0 1 0
Pipefish 1 1 0 0 0
Pumpkinseed 0 1 0 0 0
Rockfish (Striped Bass) 0 0 0 0 0
Sheepshead Minnow 0 0 0 0 0
Silverside 37 20 7 14 21
Spot 0 3 0 0 0
Striped Killifish 0 7 0 0 0
White Perch 0 1 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0
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