Eastern Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens)
By Siao Ye, Xiaoxue He, Ningdong Tan, and Natasha Mosdossy
This was the second
last full day we stayed in the QUBS biostation, and the last day we went into the
field for da
all of us set out again. Some went for seining, some for water chemistry analysis,
as well as density measuring, phytoplankton analysis, minnow catching, or
species identification. What a busy day today was! And it started raining!
Fortunately it was not really heavy so all of us kept working to have a deeper
understanding of the marsh. Although, lying on the ground and using a densiometer
was rather annoying. Most of the work
was finished before lunch, so in the afternoon we began dealing with the da
Right after dinner some groups went to finish work. Our group decided to check the traps we set in the morning. It was rather a surprise because we ended up with an eastern newt larva in our trap! Eastern Newts found an eastern newt! It was like coming cross an old friend! Also we caught two kinds of baby fish that were difficult to identify, but luckily we have our trusty guidebooks.
Again the day ended with a lecture, but was about report template. What a nice day!
Eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)