Crayfish Study Coming This Fall

By Casanova, Melvin, Sierra, and Smart
We will be studying the crayfish population and water quality of the creek along the Museum Road section of the Greenway. Our main focuses will be the health of the crayfish population and the correlation between their population density and the levels of pollution in the creek.

We will capture and study samples of crayfish in four different areas along the creek. We will use contraptions that we have created so we can safely and efficiently capture the crayfish and observe them well. There are four spots we will study; one at the bridge at the beginning, one about a quarter of a mile down, another one at the second bridge, and one further down from that.

We will compare the data from the different plots along the creek and will also study dissolved oxygen levels and temperatures of the water.

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