Thursday, July 12, 2018

Macroinvertebrate Research

Yesterday we got to look at  macroinvertebrates up close and personal. A student at Allegheny named Sam showed us her research and we got to search through masses of macroinvertebrates. After finding a worthy specimen, we were then allowed to look at them under microscopes. We also got to see the stomach contents of a round goby, an invasive fish in Pennsylvania. Looking at these stomach contents is important to knowing which native species may be competing for food with the goby. Sam was very knowledgeable and excited to share all of her research with us.

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