JDJCSET | Conservation Biology Service Learning Poster Session

Title

Aquatic Survey At Clarks River and Hwy 94

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Fisheries and Aquatic Biology

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

2nd Student Major

Wildlife Biology

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

3rd Student Major

Fisheries and Aquatic Biology

4th Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

4th Student Major

Conservation Law

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Aquatic ecosystems and wetlands provide many ecosystem services and habitat for a multitude of wildlife. Aquatic surveys provide an insight into the health of an aquatic ecosystem. Our goal was to conduct a multi-week aquatic survey of the Clark’s River at Highway 94 outside of Murray Kentucky. One-hour surveys were conducted over the course of six weeks utilizing electrofishing gear and dip nets. An excess of 1700 fish, 6 Northern Water Snakes, and 3 Crayfish were collected and identified. Many other aquatic species were seen however, not collected or identified. Out of the species that were collected and identified, a few of the species were identified as being an indicator species. Survey data was turned over to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Services to help aid in small stream and wetland conservation efforts. Overall the aquatic survey was a success.

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Conservation Biology Service Learning Poster Session

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Aquatic Survey At Clarks River and Hwy 94

Aquatic ecosystems and wetlands provide many ecosystem services and habitat for a multitude of wildlife. Aquatic surveys provide an insight into the health of an aquatic ecosystem. Our goal was to conduct a multi-week aquatic survey of the Clark’s River at Highway 94 outside of Murray Kentucky. One-hour surveys were conducted over the course of six weeks utilizing electrofishing gear and dip nets. An excess of 1700 fish, 6 Northern Water Snakes, and 3 Crayfish were collected and identified. Many other aquatic species were seen however, not collected or identified. Out of the species that were collected and identified, a few of the species were identified as being an indicator species. Survey data was turned over to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Services to help aid in small stream and wetland conservation efforts. Overall the aquatic survey was a success.