Wet Lab Field Trip: Quick Point Park, New Pass, Sarasota Florida

New Pass Wet Lab

 

 

 

 

 

During our lab at New Pass between Lido Key and Longboat Key, Sarasota, Florida we collected and examined plankton.  We observed zooplankton (animal) Cyclops that is holoplankton, an animal that remains a plankton for its life cycle. We observed juvenile crabs, shrimp that are classified as mero-plankton. This plankton is a temporary as the organism grows into its adult form. We also observed phytoplankton (plant), diatoms, dinoflagellatges and could see the chlorophyll contained in the organism.

As we walked along the nature walk at Quick Point Park we observed Mangroves (Red, Black and White).  We saw man-made and natural lagoons, many species of birds particularly feeding those feeding on amphipods (sand fleas) along the wrack line.

For more photos of our wet lab:  Honors Marine Biology Nov 1, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all of you in class. -Mrs. S

 

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One Response to Wet Lab Field Trip: Quick Point Park, New Pass, Sarasota Florida

  1. Annalee Brush says:

    Hi mrs.smith! It’s annalee and I’d just like to let you know im still on the mailing list and would like to be taken off it. Thanks!!! 🙂

    Sent from my iPad

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