10/13/11 – 10/21/11

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 .doc or a .pdf file of the data below.

Estuary Chesapeake Data_oct13-oct21.doc

Estuary Chesapeake Data_oct13-oct21.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.

Windsor Farm

Potomac

Fulton

Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament

Kenmore

Kenmore

10/13/11

10/14/11

10/17/11

10/18/11

10/19/11

10/20/11

10/20/2011

 

Station 2: Water Quality Data

 

Salinity (ppt)

X

4

X

3

X

4

4

pH

X

8

X

8.5

X

8

8

Depth (cm)

X

235

X

235

X

270-280

190

Turbidity              (cm of light penetration)

X

43

X

40

X

40

40

Temperature (°C)

X

20

X

20

X

20

20

 

Station 3: Oyster Bar Community

 

White Fingered Mud Crab

am: 25

pm: 17

X

20

Naked Goby

am: −

pm: 2

X

2

Bryozoans

X

Barnacle

X

5

Grass Shrimp

am: 3

pm: 4

X

3

Clam Worm

am: 4

pm: 1

X

Amphipod

X

Nematode am: 2

pm: 2

X

9

Oyster Spat

X

Blenny

X

1

Sea Anemone

X

Soft Shell Clam

X

American Eel

X

Mussel

am: 1

pm: 1

X

9

Other am: 1 pumpkin-seed,       3 skillet fish pm: 1 pumpkin-seed  

X

1 pumpkinseed 1 skilletfish,    1 oyster mud tube worm 1 pumpkinseed 1 pumpkinseed
Other

X

 

Station 5: Going Fishing (Seining)

 

Silverside

8

X

7+

Striped Killifish

3

X

19

White Perch

X

Rockfish (Striped Bass)

X

7

Grass Shrimp

X

Mummichog

X

Blue Crab

X

Spot

X

3

Pumpkinseed

X

1

Menhaden

X

Anchovy

X

13

American Eel

X

Jellyfish

X

Hogchoker

1

X

Pipefish

X

1

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