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Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: June 29th, 2012, 11:06 am
by mintyfrash
Personally I loved having the actual specimens at nationals, even though we had the last time slot and many of them were disfigured by then. What I didn't like was having those cloudy plastic pill thingies that obscured the macros and made it really hard to even see them, much less identify them. For the salinometer testing, the saltwater at regionals was in a huge tank and everyone was given their own sample, which is the method I liked the best because I feel like sharing the water just introduces a lot of impurities into it from previous teams (e.g. the salt from their clay dissolving into it) which makes it difficult to be accurate.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: June 29th, 2012, 7:28 pm
by fozendog
Oh yea those pill things were bad! When we went to ours the girl before us didn't put two back in their labeled container (1, 2, 3, etc.) so we had to guess which one was which.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: June 30th, 2012, 8:10 am
by fanjiatian
Next year's Water Quality event involves Freshwater estuaries.
What do you suppose that means? Lakes?

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: June 30th, 2012, 9:40 am
by silentsage
Next year's Water Quality event involves Freshwater estuaries.
What do you suppose that means? Lakes?
An Estuary is any point at which a body of freshwater (usually a stream) meets saltwater (usually an ocean) at a coastal location. Naming it "Freshwater Estuaries" is a little redundant, but this actually had a small importance in the event last year, as the topic may have popped up once or twice in the tests I took. This may have some to do with lakes (that was mostly just DP last year), but I expect that this will have to do with ecology (yay!), different estuaries, specific species, and the effects of humans on estuarine environments.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: July 2nd, 2012, 11:22 am
by Fossil Freak 25
So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: July 3rd, 2012, 2:32 pm
by tornado guy
So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?
More then likely, yes. And I'm guessing we will need to know general ecology terms.

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: July 3rd, 2012, 3:41 pm
by cupcakegirl
So will it be more ecology based this year? Or the same 3 part thing as last year?

Re: Water Quality B/C

Posted: July 3rd, 2012, 8:45 pm
by CulturallyScientific
So will we have to study things like juvenile salmon and what role estuaries play in the travel of anadromous fish, or more just the basics?
More then likely, yes. And I'm guessing we will need to know general ecology terms.
Well, you still had to know general ecology in 2012.