Thursday, September 23, 2010

Productive Ecological Day

AP Biology field trip. To a Save The Bay location where we made both zoological and botanical observations.
To capture fish we used a seine net. Mostly killifish and sliver sides. We then recorded the numbers (we'll run
diversity calculation in class next week). Our biggest find was a horse shoe crab, and it was untagged. We
had to tag it, because they, as a species, are a valuable and closely monitored animal.

The botanical part involved counting the number of plant species, such as spartina patens and alterniflora, and
a personal favorite, salicornia, the edible picklewort ( which reminds me of gungan frontier's bubble wort... any takers?).

I hope to edit this post with some pictures but I'm busy.

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