Unformatted text preview: The loss of trees along the creek bank is a major part of habitat destruction. Without the trees to hold down soil, soil erosion takes place leading to poor water quality. Poor water quality leads to unsuitable spawning grounds. A lack of trees and thus shade means an increase in the temperature of the water. The fry (baby trout) can die outright from the high temperature. The Fry’s prey includes zooplankton and insects. Their prey dies either due to pollutants or high temperatures. This leads to starvation. The loss of the trout destabilizes the ecosystem. The trout play a major role in controlling insect populations. Now my partner Russell is going to talk about what we did to help the Steelhead trout....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Lexicon during the Spring '11 term at Ohlone.
- Spring '11