Marine Crustacean Capture-Mark-Release

 

Location: Garraf Coast

This study gives students the opportunity to perform a Capture-Mark-Release experiment with marine crustaceans. Students will determine the population of crab communities at two sites, which exhibit different beach profiles, suspended sediment load, surrounding vegetation, eutrophication and human impact. Data will be compared between sites, and students will draw conclusions about the effect of human development on marine ecosystems. This study requires three field sessions, spaced over the course of several days. For groups with limited time, we can perform the first sessions prior to the groupís arrival, so that students can collect meaningful data within a short period of time. Follow-up analysis can include a range of statistical techniques, including the Lincoln Index, standard deviation and Student's t-test.

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This study requires three field sessions, spaced over the course of several days. For groups with limited time, we can perform the first sessions prior to the groupís arrival, so that students can collect meaningful data within a short period of time.

 

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