Bio Lab Oyster Project

Bio Lab Oyster Project
Posted on 11/19/2019
The Biology Lab is now housing 150 juvenile oysters as AP Environmental Science students conduct experiments to determine the effects of temperature, pH, nitrates, phosphates, and phytoplankton on the growth of the oysters. For the next month, students will monitor water parameters such as salinity, temperature, nitrates, phosphates, and pH in the tanks. Data will be recorded and graphed on the growth of the oysters in length and mass each week. As the project continues in December, students will analyze their data to identify areas of concern for organisms such as the oyster that make important contributions to Long Island Sound, and brainstorm solutions to prevent or lessen those threats.