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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|Soft Shell Crab||0||0||0||2||0|
|White Fingered Mud Crab||14||10||11||36||38|
|Station 5: Seining (Going Fishing)|
|Rockfish (Striped Bass)||0||0||0||0||0|