Biodiversity in Pedder Bay


Kate and Jill

The challenge presented to first years for their last class of the year was to compare the biodiversity of two different habitats. Some students, like Kate and Jill above and Jacqueline and Aurora below, chose to snorkel to do the sampling.

Others sampled in the intertidal zone – see Ilana and Sho below.

Ochuko and Axel compared the diversity of the two seawater tables that we have – one inside the floating lab and the other on the dock. (That’s Ochuko in the paw print onesie in the photo below.)

Ochuko and Axel

Lauren chose to investigate the substrates hanging off the dock.

LaurenSyver substrate.jpg

Above is a photo of the same substrate when Syver suspended it off the dock in September 2012, when the biodiversity was zero!

I’m not sure what kind of biodiversity Sho found under the ramp!? And that is Kate in the water in the photo above.

For more photos see Flickr album Biodiversity 2016.

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One Response to “Biodiversity in Pedder Bay”

  1. Biodiversity by snorkel | Pearson College Marine Science Says:

    […] And for a reminder of last year’s sampling see Biodiversity in Pedder Bay. […]

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