Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shock Fishing!!

Today we tested the upstream water of the dam. Every thing for the most part was the same. The only thing was that dissolved solids, alkalinity, and turbidity was a bit lower. After doing the experiments we did some kick netting and found a ton of crayfish. From what we found there were less invertebrates than downstream, but the upstream water was more diverse in invertebrates. After doing all that we met Jay G. and did some shock fishing. Shock fishing is when a small stream of electricity is entered into the water to shock the fish to the surface without killing them. Some people carried buckets and the others were catching the fish on the surface. We ended up finding 14 different types of fish on our adventure.