Cleanest of the clean
Here it goes.The last hit of the night.Who will win,Yellow jackets or Chimacum.Here's the wind up,and the pitch... Smack! It's going far! It could make it over! Can it, will it... Yes!! Yellow jackets win!
Yeah,sadly,Yellow jacket creek is cleaner than Chimacum creek.We compared the two creeks and Yellow jacket creek had a score of 25 and Chimacum had a score of 21.It was close, but in the end, yellow jacket creek is cleaner.
The scoring criteria is pretty simple.First, each team got a microscope, plugged it in the computer,and pulled up a tab called "miXscope".Then we took samples of water from the creek, put them under the microscope,and took some snapshots of the bugs in the water.Next,we identified the bugs using a macroinvertibrates identification sheet.After that, we added up the total score by using a scoring criteria sheet that lists the sensitive, very sensitive, tolerant, and very tolerant bugs. The very sensitive bugs are worth 4 points,sensitives are worth 3, tolerants are worth 2,and very tolerants are worth 1.We added them up and got a score of 21.