UOE TRIP 2 DAY 3.4

In total, what we have done is collected our samples of the insects from the different biotypes. The level of detail that you can analyse from this data can vary. The most simple of this evaluation is to add the score of what we’ve found and the closer to 100, the better. We are already on 50 from just those three scoops, we’re on 50 score which is actually not bad at all. How many air breathers? Three tax of air breathers. How many total numbers of different taxonomies? 30 percent of this site is air breathers. So 70 percent of aquatic and macroinvertebrates that we came across are happy to breathe underwater. There is enough oxygen in the water, dissolved oxygen, to allow seventy percent of life to continue, which is actually quite good. For the poor and very short little survey that we did, very good.

Now let’s have a look at the habitat. This is where things get subjective and interesting because now you are going to have at the end, habitat score. Now if you have for a specific part, let’s say the first one is stones in current and you end up with a score of say, 6 out of 10 for instance, what do you need to have perfect, nice and happy habitat, if you have 6 out of 10? 4. What do you have to do? You have to adjust the habitat score. The reason why, so far, why we don’t have all the insect spread might be because of habitat loss or pollution. We haven’t tested for pollution yet. So we have to assume that it’s habitat at this point. So if we end up with a score, this first one is stones in current counts out of 20. If we end up with a score of ten out of 20 for habitat, it means that….

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