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Research reports Does Heterosiphonia Japonica affect native seaweed species? Abstract: I: Does the invasive species, red algae really affect the native species meaning taking away sources the native species of seaweed needs to survive. M: I read through all the data in vital signs for heterosiphonia to see if as the invasive species grows the native seaweed dies. R:Statistics shown on graphs and tables on where heterosiphonia was found and the percent cover. For example in Fort Williams state park in Maine the percent cover was 28%. C: In some places the invasive japonica is killing of the native species of seaweed and their population is decreasing. 2015-05-20 ctloaktree1990 1
Research reports Do Green Crab Populations Raise Common Periwinkle Counts and Vice Versa? Intro: my purpose is to find correlation between green crabs and common periwinkles populations along the coast of maine. Methods. I sorted count of individuals and towns in a Google Docs spreadsheet then made a graph of the data. Results: Results showed a weak but tangible correlation between populations. there were two main clouds, but they existed in the same line of best fit. Conclusions: there is a correlation, and we can use this to brutally murder them. 2015-05-20 CTLSeapotato 1
Research reports A habitat for a green crab in Maine What type of habitats do green crabs need to survive in? 2015-05-20 ctloaktree1990 2
Research reports What Type of Habitat does the Asian Shore Crab Prefer in Coastal Maine The purpose of my lab was to find the preferred habitat of the Asian shore crab. I collected data on Asian shore crabs from Vital Signs and graphed it in to multiple histograms including the pH, dissolved oxygen, salinity, temperature, and landscape of the water they were found in. I found an average pH of 7.7, an average dissolved oxygen of 9.2 ppm, an average salinity of 30.6 ppt, and a landscape majority of rocky intertidal. This shows Asian shore crabs prefer a low pH and a high temperature. 2015-05-20 CTLSeapotato 1
Research reports Are Common Periwinkles Affecting Biodiversity In Maine? My reasoning for studying this question is to find out whether or not Common Periwinkles are hurting our environment and if they are, how badly are they hurting it. I downloaded data from VitalSigns and put it into different graphs of different locations throughout Maine. My results reflected my original thoughts on what would happen in the experiment. Overall, my experiment shows how badly Common Periwinkles are hurting us as a state. 2015-05-20 CTLPeriwinkle 1
Research reports Are Asian Shore Crabs Affecting Biodiversity on the Coast of Maine Abstract Intro: The purpose of my lab is finding if Asian Shore Crabs (ASC) affect biodiversity in coastal Maine. Methods: I chose four different species to research besides the ASC: Common Periwinkle, Green Crab, Jonah Crab, Rock Crab. 2015-05-20 CTLRedalgae 0
Research reports Green Crab Affects on Rock Crab Population In my research, I wanted to find out if the rise of the green crab population is correlated to the decline of native crab populations and taking over Maine coastal habitats. Using GMRI’s vital signs website, I searched whether they did or didn’t find green crabs and rock crabs along specific sites along coastal Maine. I graphed and tabled all the data, I found out that their were 271 sites that found green crabs and 16 sites where for green crab was not found, for the rock crab, 30 sites found it and 14 did not find it. 2015-05-20 CTLCrab 1
Research reports How has the Soft Shell Clam population been over the past fifty years with Green Crabs? Abstract: The reason I want to do this research is because I want to see how much the clam population has decreased over the past two years with green crabs around be cause they are the food of choice. What I am going to do is use data from various sources, construct charts, and show how the data has changed in the past fifty years. The results showed the green crab populations and soft shell clam population in my charts. They show what years the sources were taken, whether they were found or not found, how many pounds, and population numbers. 2015-05-20 CTLCrab 0
Research reports Is your local ecosystem healthy? The purpose of studying this question was to collect data from all of the close and local ecosystems and use that data to graph the difference between invasive species and the total number of species found. When researching, I recorded data from Southport Island to Bristol and included the specific cove, lake, or preserve and the number of different species found. The different ratios of invasive to total species I found using my graph, were: 10:3, 9:4, 3:2, 6:3, 5:3, 8:4, 8:4. This shows that invasive species covered about 50% for every location except Hendricks Head beach. 2015-05-20 CTLPeriwinkle 1
Blog entries Massabesic Middle School Invasive Species Forum Blog Post For The Invasive Species Forum The Invasive Species Forum that team Aroostook of Massabesic Middle School hosted was on November 6th, 2014. It was an amazing event that occurred to not only increase awareness about invasive species, but it also attempted to get new citizen scientists signed up into Vital Signs. 2015-01-14 pparent 25