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Sampling water quality and chemistry at Georgiaville Pond in Smithfield, RI

Richardson lab success in “Escape the Room, Rhode Island”!

Rat sampling in the subway tunnels

Summer research productivity!

 

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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!

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!

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Freshwater Fridays

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Electroshock sampling the Moosup River

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Only one boat for the class? Tory and Peter are quite happy to use a canoe for their sampling.

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Turns out that the West River has lots of fish – mostly dace (Rhinichthys) – in this section, despite a lot of garbage and pollution.

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Proper “shushling” technique to dislodge macro invertebrates

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Using a seine net to sample the biota in the North Providence section of the West River.

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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.

 

The Freshwater Biology class during our trip to sample local wetlands in Snake Den State Park

Trip to Snake Den State Park looking for wetlands and wildlife

 

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Red spotted newt juvenile (“eft”) enjoying a wet day

Peromyscus in Sherman trap

Peromyscus in a Sherman live trap

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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

John boring a hole through the ice for some winter pond sampling

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Beautiful white-footed mouse coming into his adult pelage coloration

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