Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Bridging the Watershed An Outreach Program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Partnership with the National Park Service and Area Schools Water Canaries.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Bridging the Watershed An Outreach Program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Partnership with the National Park Service and Area Schools Water Canaries."— Presentation transcript:

1 Bridging the Watershed An Outreach Program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Partnership with the National Park Service and Area Schools Water Canaries Assessing Benthic Macroinvertebrates

2 Macroinvertebrate Identification Worksheet Specimen # _____ Characteristics Body shape_________________ Legs ______________________ Tail _______________________ Other features _______________ Sketch

3 Consider the following when trying to identify an organism

4 Macroinvertebrate Body Characteristics Segments Wormlike– Is the abdomen fleshy or have armored plates? Does it look easily squishable? Not wormlike Large and plump Tiny—in nature, tiny generally means less than a centimeter— test to tell: do you have a hard time seeing anything more than a squiggly line? Segmented critters

5 Six true legs plus lateral filaments Six segmented legs More than six legs Prolegs Legs

6 Tails Two tails Featherlike tails No tail or tiny tail Tail-like projection

7 Details to notice: gills Abdominal gills Abdominal filamentous gills Internal gills

8 Practice ID Visible Gills? Legs? Number? Length? Placement? Details? Antennae? Eyes? Wings? Tail?

9 You will be shown pictures/drawings of 15 different types of organisms. Each slide will be visible for 2 minutes. Use your worksheet to draw each specimen. Begin with basic body shape and most important details. If there is more than one image on a slide, choose one to draw. Each organism or set of organisms represents one category that corresponds to the data sheet you will use in your field study. Directions

10 Specimen 1

11 Specimen 2

12 Specimen 3

13 Specimen 4

14 Specimen 5

15 Specimen 6

16 Specimen 7

17 Specimen 8

18 Specimen 9

19 Specimen 10

20 Specimen 11

21 Specimen 12

22 Specimen 13

23 Specimen 14

24 Specimen 15

25 End of Drawing Activity Use your drawings and reference material to identify your organisms.

26

27 Benthic macroinvertebrates can be classified according to their sensitivity to pollutants.

28 Sensitive Mayfly larvae Stone Fly larvae Most caddisfly larvae Beetles (adults and larvae)

29 Somewhat Sensitive Dragonfly and damselfly larvae Netspinner caddisfly larvae Crayfish Gilled snails Aquatic sowbugs Scuds Clams and mussels True fly larvae Hellgrammites, Fishfly and Alderfly larvae

30 Tolerant Lunged snails Black fly larvae Midge larvae Aquatic worms Flatworms Leeches

31 THE END


Download ppt "Bridging the Watershed An Outreach Program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation in Partnership with the National Park Service and Area Schools Water Canaries."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google