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BIOLOGY LONG TERM RESEARCH PROJECT

PART 2 - METHODS & WRITING


DOWNLOAD THIS MS WORD FILE FROM THE ZUMA MATERIALS WEB PAGE. TYPE YOUR NAME, SAVE, AND PRINT.


THIS IS THE Environmental “THURSDAY” SIDE OF THE DATA SHEET ! Data: ENVIRONMENTAL DATA:

 Air Temperature  Sea Surface Temperature  Bottom Water Temperature  Wind Speed & Direction  Cloud Cover  Max. Wave Height  Weekly Rainfall  Surface Water Density  Surface Water Salinity  Tide Level Distance  Water Color  Sea State  Beach Profile  Non-Ocean Debris


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BIOLOGICAL DATA:  Marine Birds  Marine Mammals  Marine Animal Debris  Marine Plant Debris


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INSTRUMENTS


Garmin GPS Map 76CSx


22.3

THERMOANEMOMETER


5 GALLON BUCKET


TENTH-DEGREE DIGITAL THERMOMETER

DON’T GET THE YELLOW TOP PART IN THE WATER !


GLASS SEAWATER HYDROMETER LOOK UNDER THE WATER LINE !

500mL CLEAR CYLINDER


DENSITY: pure, distilled H2 is 1.000 g/cm3

Lines represent the BOTTOM of the water line

1.0250 g/cm3 1.0300 g/cm3


RECORD THE CORRECT DATA A g/cm3 1.0225

B g/cm3 1.0260 C g/cm3 1.0285


Temperature-DensitySalinity Conversion Chart


FIND SALINITY IF: d=1.0245 and t=15OC


FIND SALINITY IF: d=1.0245 and t=15OC

SALINITY = 33.1 o/oo


on/off

temp.

depth

digital BATHYTHERMOGRAPH


WIND VANE


A

WIND DIRECTION HAND HELD COMPASS and WIND VANE

B Multiply number by 10 !


BEAUFORT SEA STATE CHART


Whale spouts – sea state ________


Sooty shearwater – sea state______


The Forel scale

The Ule scale


face of an outside set wave

What is the water color? ______ U or F

______ #


crest

trough Sam McGee - MHS

MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHT – estimated in meters.


RECORD THE WAVE HEIGHT IN METERS


PERCENT CLOUD COVER (use the whole sky)


RAIN GAUGE


The shape of the beach changes with the seasons


this is called a berm.


BEACH PROFILE


TIDE LEVEL DISTANCE


STOP WHEN YOU GET YOUR FEET WET

50

55

60

65

70

75

START AT EDGE OF SIDEWALK (BASELINE POINT)

80

85

90

95

100

105

110

115

120

125

130

TH TH EM AT ET M ER TH A RE E BE RKS NUM CO AC TH B RD H P E E ER LE E N R D DO O VE A F L D S T I LE F IST HE IS AN TID CE E


R O D L E F G IN S U M A F T N IE C S


BIOLOGICAL DATA ORGANISMS OBSERVED: 1- ABUNDANCE Population size - total number. 2- DIVERSITY Number of different kinds (species).


Guide to Marine Birds Binoculars

Stefan Harris

1


RECORD SPECIES OF MARINE BIRDS AND NUMBER OF EACH SPECIES OBSERVED


Brian Auger

2


http://www.highcountryconservation.org/

types of NON-OCEAN DEBRIS MATERIAL (ANTHROPOGENIC DEBRIS)


GUIDE TO THE MARINE MAMMALS

Gabor Szabo 3


MICROPLANKTON NET

SURFBOARD


PLANKTON Organisms that cannot swim against the ocean currents. (Drifters)


COMPOUND LABORATORY MICROSCOPE (AND SMART PHONE)


Illustrated Guide to the Marine Plankton


Computer, MS Excel and regular File Checks


PROJECT TIMELINE: 1st

Sept 12 – Clipboards due

2nd

Sept 19 – First data sheet at Zuma

3rd

Sept 20 – 6wk report due - cheap 3-hole report cover - printed Intro and Methods First data sheet

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LET’S GO TO THE BEACH !


Biology research intro part 2 methods 2013