estuarine study 2 - Lab 1, Part II- Estuarine Study It is...

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Lab 1, Part II- Estuarine Study It is our hypothesis that by increasing the amount of development around the swash at Briar Cliff Acres in North Myrtle Beach, the overall health of the estuarine system will decline. We will track the health of the system by monitoring primary production, dissolved oxygen, salinity, pH, and temperature. We believe that primary production will increase due to the increased runoff from the developed area carrying nitrate and phosphate into the system. If this occurs in excess it could lead to eutrophication. Any changes in salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature can have a strong influence on what plant and animal species can survive in the marsh system. The equipment that will be needed for this study includes a fluorometer, a YSI meter, (144) 500 milliliter plastic bottles, and a cooler of ice. Four sampling sites have been selected along the creek and are marked on the attached picture of the swash. All of the sampling sites are easily accessible on foot. This study will last over two years to
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