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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
Research reports Palermo Water Quality Bio-assessment We went to Palermo River which is in the Sheepscot River Watershed. We tested to see if the river was healthy and habitable for the BMIs to live in. We were looking for four main things. pH : we were trying to get 6-9 we scored anywhere from a 5 to a 6. Water Temperature we wanted a colder climate so that the fishand BMIs don't get too hot. The air temperature was 20°C and water was 10°C. Dissolved Oxygen : we wanted a 7 or above so that the BMIs can breathe and we scored a 7. 2014-05-30 exodus 0
Research reports Dandelions Field note IdentifyingPlants! The research question is; what are the other species on our school campus? Well there are tons! Each student got to find and chose a plant that the found on the campus. They had to identify and research that plant. The plant I researched was the dandelion. Indeed, we found other plant species that were currently on the Massabesic Middle School campus. The purpose of this project was simply out of curiosity and wonder. We wanted to know and find another plant that was existing on the school ground. 2013-12-20 63er55 0
Research reports Dandelions Field note IdentifyingPlants! The research question is; what are the other species on our school campus? Well there are tons! Each student got to find and chose a plant that the found on the campus. They had to identify and research that plant. The plant I researched was the dandelion. Indeed, we found other plant species that were currently on the Massabesic Middle School campus. The purpose of this project was simply out of curiosity and wonder. We wanted to know and find another plant that was existing on the school ground. 2013-12-20 63er55 0
Research reports Help me identify my tree We are trying to figure out what kind of tree it is. To go find out what the trees are. We are out there because where looking for kinds of trees. We are out at Massabesic Middle School. We went out side at 12:00 in the woods it was 65 degrees out side. It was sunny out and dry.It was a shrub. The leaf it had on the shrub it had holes in it. The stem is kinda round. It has red around the side. It curvy.It has a black dot on it. The leaf has pointy edges. The leaf also has brown on it. The latitude is 43,582039 and longitude is 70,700068. I found it in a developed area. 2013-12-17 43mmk11 2
Research reports ORANGE HAWKWEED The longitude of my plant is -70.700694°. The latitude is 43.582434°. The habitat that my plant was in was a developed area. I am happy because I think I found the flower that I had identified. The one problem I ran into is that I had a really hard time identifying this plant. What I saw when I was outside was a forest next to the plant, a road a little bit away from the plant, and a school. I heard the birds chirping and cars driving by on the nearby road. I smelt pine, I didn't taste or touch anything. The sampling method I used was a timed search. 2013-12-17 43cw19 0
Research reports Looking for tree types on campus of mms Plants I was looking for poplar because it was not yet identified on my team. but I don't think I found poplar. Poplar has smooth edges on the leaves,and the tree I found had jagged leaves. They both had a thick bark. The tree had the same size leaves. We were trying to find the most plants we could find on campus. We we're looking on the campus of mms in east waterboro, maine. It was about 65 degrees out with some clouds in the sky. I could here people going though the woods. 2013-12-10 53ca20 0
Research reports Steeple bush I am almost 100% sure I have found Steeple Bush. The habitat is in a forest at 43.58097 /-70.70376. The forest was filled with dead plants and a praying mantis. I have figured out that the plant was steeple bush. It took a while but I was very happy when I found out what it was steeple bush. At first I thought it was the invasive Lythrum Sylacaria (purple losses strife). It smelled like a dusty old dictionary or something and the flours looked kinda like shriveled berries. 2013-12-10 73ms75 0