Essay on Bateu Bay Rockplatfrom Year 11 Task

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Abstract:

Aim:

To investigate the Biodiversity of Wonga Point Rock Platform, through the following:
-Examining adaptations of the plants and animals for life of the rock platform
-Measuring abiotic characteristics of the rock platform
-Examining and comparing the richness of species in sub habitats on the rock platform
-Measuring the abundance and distribution of some molluscs and algae on the rock platform

During the investigation we undertook four fieldwork activities such as:
-Investigation of adaptations to life on a rock platform
-Abiotic Factors on and around the rock platform
-Species richness of Sub-habitats on the rock platform
-Distribution and Abundance of Selected Animals and Plants

It was found that the
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Count and record the number of individuals of each of the target animals.
4. Estimate and record the percent cover of each target algae in the quadrat.
5. Note other observations eg other animals, elevated, crevice or rock pool etc.
6. Move quadrat to the next position on the transect and repeat steps 3-6.
7. Record results.

Procedure for recording observations of human impact:
1. Observe the rock pool and the surrounds for litter, oyster shells, footprints, fishing wire, as well as other forms of human interaction.
2. Record results

Results:

Abiotic Data:
Recent Weather: Warm, Breezy and sunny.
Tide: Low Tide 10:37am

Ocean
Air
Bare Rock
Rock Pool
Crevice
Under Cobble
Temp
Infra-red thermometer
20
15
17
21
9
N/A
Salinity %
Refractometer
3.9%

3.5%

pH
Indicator paper
8.5

7.5

Abiotic Data Graphs:

Quadrat data and population estimates:

Transect Diagram:

Flora and Fauna Summary of

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