Sampling water quality and chemistry at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield, RI
Shoreline sampling in waders
In our zooplankton samples we saw several individuals with this mysterious blue coloration in their guts. Leading hypothesis – some kind of parasitic infection but we were baffled. Please send me an email if you have an idea!
Electroshock sampling the Moosup River
Only one boat for the class? Tory and Peter are quite happy to use a canoe for their sampling.
Turns out that the West River has lots of fish – mostly dace (Rhinichthys) – in this section, despite a lot of garbage and pollution.
Proper “shushling” technique to dislodge macro invertebrates
Using a seine net to sample the biota in the North Providence section of the West River.
It’s late October and this is the first time our retention pond on campus has had water in it this fall because of the drought. It’s beautiful, with native cranberries around the edge.
Trip to Snake Den State Park looking for wetlands and wildlife
Red spotted newt juvenile (“eft”) enjoying a wet day
Peromyscus in a Sherman live trap
Oops – did not mean to catch this flying squirrel in our trap. Right after this picture was taken he ran out, up a tree and glided about 30 feet above us!
John boring a hole through the ice for some winter pond sampling
Beautiful white-footed mouse coming into his adult pelage coloration