Benthic infauna sampling at CWCC

Dr. Krejci, assisted by FAMU post doc Dr. Emily Jones and masters student Catherine Eckart, lead all the NOAA CCME scholars through a field demonstration of collecting benthic infauna using cores in the Laguna Madre, TX. The samples were stored on ice and analyzed in the Univeristy of Texas Rio Grande Valley Port Isabel WetLab. Students will be given an excel file as homework to calculate the Shannon Weiner Diversity Index, species evenness, and species richness. The data collected will help them decide on the environmental impacts of a proposed second causeway construction across the Laguna.

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