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…show more content… 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