9/29/11 – 10/12/11

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_sept29-oct12.doc

Estuary Chesapeake Data_sept29-oct12.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.

 

St. Peters

Sheridan

Sidwell Friends

Stone Ridge

Lowell School

Old Mill

 

9/29/11

10/4/11

10/5/11

10/6/11

10/7/11

10/12/11

 

Station 2: Water Quality Data

 

Salinity (ppt)

X

5

6

X

6

5.5

pH

X

7.5

8

X

8

8

Depth (cm)

X

215

210

X

220

230

Turbidity              (cm of light penetration)

X

45

40

X

48

40

Temperature (°C)

X

18

18

X

21

20

 

Station 3: Oyster Bar Community

 

White Fingered Mud Crab

37

6

20

25

26

Naked Goby

4

1

1

Bryozoans

1

Barnacle

35

2

Grass Shrimp

3

3

3

Clam Worm

3

4

Amphipod

2

Nematode

Oyster Spat

15

Blenny

Sea Anemone

Soft Shell Clam

American Eel

Mussel

1

Other 2 White Perch 1 Pumpkinseed 1 Pumpkinseed 4 Skilletfish 1 Sheepshead minnow 1 Pumpkinseed
Other            

 

Station 5: Going Fishing (Seining)

 

Silverside

X

X

4

7

Striped Killifish

X

X

2 male               3 female

25

White Perch

X

X

Rockfish (Striped Bass)

X

X

7

Grass Shrimp

X

X

2

Mummichog

X

X

1

Blue Crab

X

X

1

Spot

X

X

Pumpkinseed

X

X

Menhaden

X

X

1

Anchovy

X

X

3

American Eel

X

X

Jellyfish

X

X

Hogchoker

X

X

Pipefish

X

X

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