Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SHOCKING creek health :)

Today at Creek Camp we visited the upstream site of the creek to conducts tests. We looked at factors such as temperature, pH, and turbidity to determine if the creek is healthy. We also used this information to compare these factors present upstream, to the same factors present downstream. Furthermore, we gathered and documented wildlife like crayfish and hellgrammites, which also help determine the health of the creek because of PTI (pollution tolerance intake). After that, we went electrofishing, which does not permanently harm the fish, but does help scientists observe fish population and movement.

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