10/18/12-10/25/12

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 “−”. “X” indicates instances of insufficient or incomplete data.

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

EC_data_oct18-25.xls

EC_data_oct18-25.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.

Kenmore St. Columbia School of the Cathedral Holy Trinity Kenmore
10/18/12 10/19/12 10/23/12 10/24/12 10/25/12
 Station 2: Water Quality Data 
Salinity (ppt) 13 14 13.2 13.5 13.5
pH 7.4 7.8 7.3 7.9 8
Depth (cm) 218 226 229 230 232
Turbidity
(cm of light penetration)
67 70 75.5 75 74
Temperature (°C) 16 18 17 17 17.5
 Station 3: Oyster Bar Community
White Fingered Mud Crab 5 10 4 4 15
Naked Goby 4 2 3 1 10
Bryozoans 1
Barnacle 25+ 12+ 5+ 6+
Grass Shrimp 3 2 2
Clam Worm 3 3 2 1 5
Amphipod
Nematode 3 1
Oyster Spat 1   5
Blenny 1 2
Sea Anemone 5
Soft Shell Crab
American Eel
Mussel 2
Other 4 seasquirts    1 pumpkinseed
  juvenile blue crab
Other 3 comb jellys 1 blue crab 1 jellyfish
 Station 5: Going Fishing (Seining) 
Silverside 10 X 9 7 11
Striped Killifish 13 X 11 7
White Perch 1 X 2
Rockfish (Striped Bass) X 1
Grass Shrimp 40 X 75 10+ 12+
Mummichog X 4
Blue Crab 2 X 1
Spot X
Pumpkinseed 14 X 28 6
Menhaden X
Anchovy 1 X 5
American Eel X
Jellyfish 10+ X 5 5 5
Hogchoker X 1
Pipefish 1 X

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