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Alabama Master Naturalist Training August 2011
Living Streams

Alabama Water Watch and the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division


Sergio Ruiz-Cordova with Alabama Water Watch discusses the collection of macroinvertebrates.

Future Alabama Master Naturalists receive a little instruction before going to Saugahatchee Creek.

Rough shiners
are one of the common minnows in Saugahatchee Creek.

Seining is a good way to catch stream fish, but the use of a seine in streams is regulated because of the many aquatic species of concern in Alabama.


A gilled caddis fly is a Group 2 invertebrate. Other caddis flies are more sensitive, and they are Group 1.


Doug looks at some fish to determin what they are.

Seining revealed a channel catfish, a longear sunfish and a redbreast sunfish.

Sergio totaled the number of broad taxa collected, their sensitivity, and calculated the water quality of the stream.

 

 Among the taxa collected were dragonflies, gilled caddis flies, other caddis flies, hellgrammites, stone flies, mayflies, aquatic snails and Asiatic clams.


Doyle Keasal
wraps up the Living Stream training.

Dr. Bill Deutsch with Alabama Water Watch made introductory and closing remarks at the training.

Doug Darr with the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (pictured) and Eric Reutebuch with Alabama Water Watch also presented.
 

 Alabama Master Naturalist Program


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