Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Wednesday afternoon, students from Creek Connections visited Pymatuning's spillway. After eating lunch, students began feeding the carp, geese, and ducks with loaves of bread. However, we soon after learned of the negative effects our actions possessed. The phosphorus present in the chemical composition of the bread is readily consumed by the wildlife. The phosphorus is then excreted as waste by the organisms. Unfortunately this pollutes the lake and drastically limits the diversity of life.