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 Final Chimacum Creek Data 02/27/12 Graph Picture 02/14/12 Tree planting field trip 01/27/12 Salmon pictures 01/23/12 The Salmon Webquest 01/12/12 My Water Cycle Animation 11/23/11 Our Chimacum Creek Score 11/03/11 Water Cycle 10/24/11 Water Pollution 10/17/11 7 random facts 09/30/11 Mt. Saint Helens 09/30/11

 Article posted February 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 48 My recent blogs have been about the Chimacum creek. This blog is going to put all that info into one blog. Nitrates:The average for Nitrates is 0.3mg/L.That means that our creek is doing good because it is not above 1.0mg/L. If there is too much nitrate in the water then the algae and bacteria will grow and then fish will die.If there is no algae and bacteria then that will be good for the algae part but the bacteria part will be bad because the bacteria makes the corpses go away. DO:The average for this year is 8.125mg/L. That number means that are creeks D.O. levels are good because it’s not below 5.0 and it’s not above 10.0.D.O. means Dissolved Oxygen. Ph:The average for this year is 6.It means that the creek is doing really good. It is good because it is not exactly 7 and it's not close to 14 or 0. Ph means Positive Hydrogen. If it is below 7 then it is acidic but if it is above 7 then it is alcoline. Turbidity:The average for this year is 44.7NTU. That means our creek is low on turbidity. We want low turbidity because if it's high then our creek is muddy but if it's low then we have clear water. Ammonium:The average for this is 1.6 but that is not likely but that is what we got.It means that our creek is bad with ammonia. The best ammonia is 0.0 and the higher the worse. Flow Rate:The average for this year is 1972GPS. That is good because fish can rest in the water and it’s not going to slow because there is no algae. If it goes too fast then the fish can't rest. Temperature:The average for this year is 37.13F. That mans that our creek is clean and cool for the fish so in other words, it’s GREAT! The water temperature (37.13) compares to the air temperature (44.35) this year because the water temperature is colder than the air temperature. Now ya have it folks. Our creek is doing great, now when ever you drive over it you can say "We just drove over a healthy creek. This is me at the creek!!!! http://educatoral.com/rm604/images/per5/g8/IMG_2026.JPG Article posted February 27, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 48
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 Article posted January 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 48 The field trip was awesome. We went to Snow Creek. I was a whole digger and the funnest part about it was smashing the dirt apart. The way to the creek was fun. I really enjoyed walking across the bridge. Article posted January 27, 2012 at 09:00 PM GMT • comment • Reads 48
 Article posted January 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39 Eggs Alevin Fry Parr Smolt Adult Salmon Spawner Salmon Article posted January 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM GMT • comment • Reads 39
 Article posted January 12, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 54 Salmon Eggs: The dangers are people and animals stepping on the redd, dirt getting washed into the redd, horseback riders, fishermen, loggers, livestock or a hiker. The needs are non cold and non polluted water, trees, plants and shade. A description of an egg is it is orange with a black dot in the middle. Salmon Alevin: A description of an Alevin is it is one inch in length, it is a mix between clear and orange and it has a yolk sack. It needs it's yolk sack for food. It's dangers are Gulls,dippers, sculpins and trout. Salmon Fry: The needs of a fry are zooplankton and shade. The dangers of a fry erosion, no bushes, trees, woody debris, landslides and sediment run off. A fry is shiny silver with a fin at the end and two fins on the top and thie bottom. Salmon Parr: A parr is shiny silver with parr marks and it has a back fin and two fins on the top and the bottom. The dangers of a parr are mergansers and great blue heron. The needs of a parr are aquatic insects, worms, amphibian larvae, fish eggs and young fish. Salmon Smolt: They are the same as parr but the have blueish green backs. Adult Salmon: The dangers of an adult salmon are orca whales, sea lions, seals and commercial fishermen. The needs of an adult salmon are small fish, shrimp and squid. It is silverish green and it has two fins on the top and bottom and it has a back fin. Spawner Salmon: The needs and dangers are the same as a adult salmon. A spawner has red all over but it's head part is yellowish brown with a hook type lip. Article posted January 12, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT • comment • Reads 54
 Article posted November 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 49 Article posted November 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM GMT • comment • Reads 49
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 09:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 51 The Chimacum creek got a score of 21, and you probably dont know what that means so I will tell you. We get 4 points from every very intolerant to water pollution bug we get. Their is Stoneflies, Caddisfles, Mayflies and Dobsonflies and we found every single one of those bugs so we got 16 points from that. Then there is also intolerant bugs but we didnt find any bugs from that catagory. But then we found a tolerant scud so we got 2 points from that. In our last catagory, very tolerant, we got 3 points because we found a Flat worm, Aquatic worm and a Tubifex worm. In all we got 21 out of 25 points. But when our 6th grade went to our outdoor education camp (CISPUS) the creek there got a score of 25 and that is the best score. Now I'm jealous that our creek got a lower score. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 09:10 PM GMT • comment • Reads 51

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